Unit 6 Lab Questions
Mental Health for All
Q1. Vikram Patel states that suicide is the leading cause of death for young people
worldwide, in both the poorest and wealthiest countries. Does this statistic
surprise you? Why or why not?
Q2. According to Vikram Patel, approximately 500 million people are suffering
from and struggling with mental illness around the world though the majority of
them are not receiving proper care. What does Patel attribute to this lack of
proper mental health care?
Q3. What might the short-term and long-term effects be for people suffering from
mental illness without proper care? What might the short-term and long-term
effects be on the families and friends of people struggling with untreated mental