MINDS: Mental Health

Every child, no matter where they live, deserves to live a safe, happy and healthy life. Being mentally healthy is no exception.  

Mental health is often overlooked, as it is largely an invisible problem. That’s one reason the MINDS Act is so important – it puts mental health at the forefront of the discussion, and sheds light on a disease plaguing millions of children worldwide. 

The Mental Health in International Development and Humanitarian Settings (MINDS) Act is the first-ever piece of legislation that would promote mental health and psychosocial support as a key component of U.S. foreign assistance. 


Key Facts

14% Of children and adolescents worldwide experience mental health disorders

1 in 5 People living in conflict-affected areas have a mental health disorder

452 Million children are living in conflict-affected areas

83% of children reported an increase of negative feelings due to COVID-19

75% of people with mental health conditions in low and middle income countries receive no treatment


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