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Top 10 Countries for Mental Health

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Posted By Alex Perez - Mental Health Writer, B.A.

There is a strong link between mental health and happiness

World Happiness Report distinguishes six elements that are thought to be determinative for happiness. These six – economic, health, social support, personal freedom, generosity, and perception of corruption

Social support is one of the factors studied in the report, and one that has the strongest relation with happiness as far as the data indicate!

But what about Mental support?

Mental disorder is a main cause of unhappiness in modern society and investment in mental health care is, therefore, likely to add to average happiness. This prediction was checked in a comparison of 143 nations around 2005. Absolute investment in mental health care was measured using the per capita number of psychiatrists and psychologists working in mental health care.

In the World Happiness report, Europe tops the listings, Finland on top.
The list of the number of psychologists per 100.000 is surprisingly led by Argentina with 222 psychologists per 100.000 followed mainly by Nordic and Germanic countries.
The list of the number of psychiatrists per 100.000 is composed exclusively by occidental countries, Monaco on top with 41 psychiatrists per 100.000.

Overview Happiness in the World

happiness in the world
WORLD HAPPINESSRANKINGPSYCHOLOGISTS/100,000PSYCHIATRISTS/100,000
Finland1109.523.59
Denmark213819
Switzerland318752,3
Iceland431,8926
Netherlands59423
Norway673,5224
Sweden710523
Luxembourg82122
New Zealand91828,54
Austria1011919
Australia1110313,53
Israel1288,099,87
Germany1310927
Canada1448,7414,68
Ireland155418
Costa Rica1614214,13
United Kingdom173218
Czech Republic18812,36
United States1929,8610,54
Belgium2010,4617
France218423
Bahrain221,245,47
Malta233210
Taiwan2461,27
United Arab Emirates250,761,65
Saudi Arabia262,031,32
Spain2713310
Italy2815617
Slovenia291314,8
Guatemala3046,150,49
Uruguay3126814,13
Singapore328,34,4
Kosovo330,492,68
Slovakia34511,48
Brazil3512,373,16
Mexico363,460,21
Jamaica370,381,15
Lithuania384318,45
Cyprus3962,8912
Estonia406,4618
Panama417,334,03
Uzbekistan420,082,6
Chile4317,16,97
Poland4416,359
Kazakhstan450,296,26
Romania465,6611
Kuwait471,43,1
Serbia481,37,35
El Salvador4920,88
Mauritius50N/A2,38
Latvia516,5116
Colombia52112,5
Hungary531411
Thailand541,750,87
Nicaragua551,790,69
Japan563,0311,1
Argentina57222,621,71
Portugal581012
Honduras590,620,66
Croatia60816
Philippines610,880,52
South Korea621,595,79
Peru639,512,95
Bosnia and Herzegovina643,164
Moldova650,144,8
Ecuador667,660,46
Kyrgyzstan670,411,69
Greece685,823
Bolivia690,461,13
Mongolia700,014,03
Paraguay7128,9452
Montenegro722,578,69
Dominican Republic737,62,28
North Cyprus74N/AN/A
Belarus755,5113,5
Russia764,648,48
Hong Kong778,24,9
Tajikistan780,11,39
Vietnam790,060,63
Libya8050,2
Malaysia810,561,27
Indonesia820,170,31
Congo830,020,08
China840,182,2
Ivory Coast850,020,16
Armenia860,793,84
Nepal870,520,36
Bulgaria88208
Maldives892,152,39
Azerbaijan901,163,45
Cameroon91N/A0,03
Senegal920,020,2
Albania931,231,47
North Macedonia941,479,98
Ghana950,0650,058
Niger960,0190,014
Turkmenistan97N/AN/A
Gambia98N/A0,1
Benin990,090,19
Laos100N/A0,03


Overview number of psychiatrists per 100.000

psychiatrists per 100.000
psychiatrists per 100.000
psychiatrists per 100.000


Overview number of psychologists per 100.000

psychologists per 100.000
psychologists per 100.000

Conclusion: Best Countries for Mental Health

best countries of mental health
best countries of mental health
WORLD HAPPINESSRANKINGPSYCHOLOGISTS/100,000PSYCHIATRISTS/100,000
Finland1109.523.59
Switzerland318752,3
New Zealand91828,54
Germany1310927
Iceland431,8926
Norway673,5224
Netherlands59423
Sweden710523
France218423
Greece685,823
Luxembourg82122
Argentina57222,621,71
Denmark213819
Austria1011919
Lithuania384318,45
Ireland155418
United Kingdom173218
Estonia406,4618
Belgium2010,4617
Italy2815617
Latvia516,5116
Croatia60816
United States1929,8615,6
Slovenia291314,8
Canada1448,7414,68
Costa Rica1614214,13
Uruguay3126814,13
Australia1110313,53
Belarus755,5113,5
Czech Republic18812,36
Cyprus3962,8912
Portugal581012
Slovakia34511,48
Japan563,0311,1
Romania465,6611
Hungary531411
Malta233210
Spain2713310
North Macedonia941,479,98
Israel1288,099,87
Poland4416,359

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