As the pandemic has and continues to have an impact on our mental health

The opportunity to reconnect before World Mental Health Day 2022

Gives us the opportunity to renew our efforts to protect and improve mental health.

Many aspects of mental health are controversial; and even before

The 2019 pandemic, about one in eight people worldwide was living with a mental disorder.

At the same time, available mental health services, skills and funding remain scarce

And well below what is needed, especially in low- and middle-income countries.