About Mindy Bangladesh
Concerning the rising number of suicides in Bangladesh, Mindy has opened a platform to listen to the dejection of unaccompanied people anonymously. What’s more, Mindy is working to improve the viewpoint of mental health among the generation.
Also working as an Emotional Support Environment and a safe, secure, and hesitation-free platform for the teen. Where they can ask for any kinds of help.
Mindy Bangladesh embarked on its journey in 2020 with the aim of addressing the pressing issue of mental health in the country. However, it was not until August 2021 that the organization was officially launched. The founders of Mindy Bangladesh were deeply concerned about the alarming rise in suicide rates in Bangladesh, which served as a catalyst for their decision to channel their efforts and resources into this specific sector. By focusing on mental health awareness, Mindy Bangladesh strives to create a positive impact by promoting understanding, support, and access to resources for individuals facing mental health challenges in the country.
About 22.5 million people in Bangladesh have been found to be suffering from about 13 types of mental disorders in a government survey conducted in 2019. Besides the adult population, 13.6% of children aged between 7 and 17 were also found to be suffering from mental disorders. More alarmingly, the survey found that 92.3% of the adult respondents and 94.5% of child respondents diagnosed with different mental disorders do not receive any treatment. Although Bangladesh has been identified as a country with a vulnerable record in the mental health care sector by the international community, it spends only 0.44% of the national health budget in this sector and has 0.073 psychiatrists per 100,000 population. So, there is a critical need to cater to the mental health needs of Bangladesh and thus, it is also important to look at the current offerings in the mental health sector of Bangladesh.
SDG WE ARE FOLLOWING
Currently, we’re following SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) 3 and 9. Which are GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING and INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE.