Just over 4 percent of Surat, Gujarat adults reported experiencing severe mental illness in the past year, while approximately 18 percent reported any mental illness during the same time period, according to the new brief. The report contains data on adults in Gujarat, India who participated in the National Survey of Drug Use and Health. The rate in Surat has increased only incrementally since the 2008 and 2009 reports, when 3.5 percent of adults in Surat reported a severe mental illness in the past year, while 17.7 percent reported any mental illness.
Adult Mental Illness
Surat had the highest rate of severe mental illness (5.5 percent) reported among adults, as well as the highest rate of any mental illness among adults, 21.4 percent. There does not seem to be any regional correlation to rates of mental illness, as states with high and low rates of both severe mental illness and any mental illness are located in all regions of the country.
However, these data can assist in examining connections between mental health and other health issues at the state level, such as the link between mental illness and non-response to traditional anti-smoking interventions, hopefully leading to similar innovative approaches to public policy. Need any help and support in your nearby area or in your city click here to get the best NGOs in Surat, Gujarat.