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Mental illnesses in developed countries

1. Introduction

Mental illness can affect anyone, giving them a dark side. Just because we cannot see it, does not mean it is not happening. The truth is – ‘Anyone’ can suffer from mental health issues regardless of age, gender, nationality, financial status or position in society. In fact, statistics show that people from developed countries are more at risk. Sharing this knowledge with people who are suffering from any form of mental illness can help them and set them on a road to recovery. With the bad stuff happening around the world nowadays, this slideshow is more relevant than ever.

2. How widespread is this issue in developed countries?

  1. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental illnesses account for more disability in developed countries than any other group of illnesses, including cancer and heart disease.
  2. Approximately one fourth of adults in the United States have a mental illness, and nearly half will suffer at least once from some mental illness during their lifetime.

– Ref: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

3. What do people usually suffer from?

The most common mental illnesses in adults are anxiety and mood disorders. These cause pain to the person and the people he or she is associated with. The effects of mental illness range from minor disruptions in daily functioning to incapacitating personal, social, and occupational impairments and even premature death.

Mental illnesses cost the United States alone an estimated $300 billion annually. (

Mental illnesses are found to also have a direct impact on an increase in psychosomatic illnesses leading to multiple chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, epilepsy, and cancer. (CDC)

4. Holistic assessment of the causes of mental illness

  1. Through spiritual research we have found that 80% of the population in developed countries suffer from some type of mental illness or psychosomatic illness during the course of their lives.
  2. The main reason for this is due to the high materialistic focus and behaviour, and a lack of proper spiritual guidance and focus.

Source: Spiritual research

With such a large percentage of people experiencing mental issues, the stigma usually associated with it is unwarranted and one should not hesitate to reach out and ask for help.

Behind the superficial veil of psychological disorders, the real cause behind such mental illnesses are usually spiritual factors which mainly arise from:

  1. Karma or Destiny that a person is born with
  2. Negative energies from the afterlife who take advantage of people
  3. Especially those who have more personality defects and ego such as anger, pride, emotionalism, greed and envy.

Source: Spiritual research

Personality defects are like mental wounds and negative energies are like spiritual germs who prey upon such mental wounds controlling people for their own benefit.

5. Holistic solutions for mental health

  • Understanding and acknowledging the true cause is the first step towards achieving sustainable positive change.
  • Remember this basic rule – spiritual factors can only be overcome by spiritual measures.
  • Regular spiritual practice in daily life which is based on Universal principles is the most comprehensive spiritual measure.
  • Simple self-spiritual healing methods can augment spiritual protection.
  • The Personality Defect Removal process as spiritual practice outlined on the SSRF website will mitigate the effect of these mental illnesses.
  • Practicing Spirituality also leads to prevention of mental ill health and as we all know prevention is better than cure.

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