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Psychedelic drugs could radically improve Asia’s mental healthcare — if it wasn’t for stigma

Of the 145 countries surveyed in another report — the 2014 Gallup-Healthways Global Wellbeing Index — the social well-being of citizens in Singapore ranked 123, Japan 127, China 129 and South Korea 112.

Indeed, mental healthcare in Asia stands to benefit substantially from new developments. Suicide rates in South Korea are the second highest in the world, and it is still the leading cause of death for Japanese men aged 22-44. Despite the clear and pressing need in Asia to address mental illness, however, the social stigma and institutional constraints which enshroud narcotics could be hindering advancements important to mental healthcare.

Original Article (Forbes):
Psychedelic Drugs Could Radically Improve Asia’s Mental Healthcare — If It Wasn’t For Stigma
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