Sunday, July 14, 2024

Psychiatry 10-year plan


A broad majority in the Danish Parliament agreed to a 10-year plan to improve psychiatry. 500 million DKK will be invested yearly to increase the quality of the services. 

  • 100 extra psychiatrists will be hired in 2023 to reduce the waiting time. It can take up to 63 weeks to see a psychiatrist today. 
  • 34% of the girls and 21% of the boys between 16 and 24 years old have mental health issues. 
  • 580 people died in 2020 because of suicide. The mortality rate is 3,7 times higher among people with mental health issues compared to people without. The plan aims to reduce the suicide rate by 33%. 
  • 56,8% of young people with mental health issues complete their education, while 59,7% manage to become and stay employed. 
Narcis George Matache
Narcis George Matache
Executive Editor and Founder of "Last Week in Denmark".

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