Here are some resources that might help get you started looking for reports and statistics related to mental health:
- 2001 World Health Report;
Mental Health: New Understanding, New Hope
Published annually by WHO, the World Health Report is WHO's leading
publication. Each year the report combines an expert assessment of
global health, including statistics relating to all countries, with a
focus on a specific subject. The main purpose of the report is to
provide countries, donor agencies, international organizations and
others with the information they need to help them make policy and
- Also search in databases such as: PSYCINFO, PAIS (Public Affairs Information
Service International), Global
Health using search terms such as your
country/region and "depression". Also try searching for these terms in the
area studies databases related to your country. I found some very good articles
that included statistics as well as analysis for different countries.
- Don't forget to search GOOGLE for your country's ministry/department
- National Mental Health
Information Center (Part of Health & Human Service’s Substance Abuse & Mental
Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)) Visit the “Mental Health Links” page (link in left-hand column).
From this page look at the info on the “Office of Applied Studies” page.