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Researchers’ ire over ‘pathetic’ state of mental health funding

   

Study shows paltry global mental health spending also skews almost entirely towards high-income countries

Mental health researchers receive far less funding than those working in other health sectors, according to an analysis of 75,000 research grants, which also found that funding for mental health research is skewed towards high-income countries.

The assessment of grants from 345 funders between 2015 and 2019 found that around $3.7 billion a year is spent on mental health research globally.

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