Mental health

Mental health is a challenge for countries all around the world, and more than 10% of the world’s population live with a mental health disorder. In Denmark, we strive to improve mental health for all citizens by ensuring prevention and early diagnosis, and by improving treatment of mental illnesses.

We have successfully used digital solutions for psychiatry such as apps and telepsychiatry to reach more people with fewer resources. Furthermore, our new psychiatric hospitals are designed to hinder suicide attempts and use healing architecture to promote mental wellbeing. Stigma is a key issue when it comes to mental health, and we are working hard to break down stigma through national campaigns.

Download one-pager about the Danish approach to mental health.

What does psychiatry of the future look like? This Talk presents the potential of digital solutions in mental health treatments.
How can we overcome inequity in mental health? This interview focuses on inequity in somatic healthcare for people with mental illness and destigmatising efforts.
Danish Minister for Health, Magnus Heunicke, talks about mental health in Denmark.