Mental Health

The World Health Organization—prior to the arrival of COVID-19—has estimated that untreated mental disorders account for 13 percent of the global burden of disease, and that by 2030, depression alone will be the leading cause of disability around the world—outpacing heart disease, cancer, and HIV.  

Almost half the world’s population lives in countries where, on average, there is one psychiatrist to serve 200,000 or more people. And it’s likely that in these places, people are poor and suffer other diseases, which can create and worsen mental health problems. They might also have lived through wars or natural disasters. Additionally, stigma against mental disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar, and epilepsy often goes unchecked, discouraging people from seeking care and sometimes leading to inhumane treatment. 

With COVID-19, we can expect that the toll of mental health problems will multiply, for individuals and communities. These problems develop at the intersection of inequalities within and across societies, particularly in times of crisis or pandemics, and are compounded by a global lack of trained providers. Innovative and brave solutions are needed to meet the growing burden and complex array of new problems that health care staff and systems must collectively address, across high-, middle-, and low-income countries.  

About Services We Provided We are focused on creating programs that treat mental health conditions with safe, effective, and culturally sound programs that are integrated into community-based primary care.

Our approach to mental health is grounded in the power of relationship. As a result, we are able to strengthen community resilience and build the social connections that are key to healthy development.

As a healthcare organization, ERA HEALTHCARE knows that ongoing education and connection are essential to helping individuals and their families navigate the mental health system. Our role is to be both unifying and inclusive, building capacity so that people can find their own way forward.

HEALTHCARE has committed to improving mental health in underserved communities. We have designed our systems to be sensitive and responsive to the needs of these individuals, rather than arbitrarily denying them service. We’re proud of how far we’ve come and how much effort we’ve put into putting patients first.