Mental disorders like depression and anxiety are commonplace in Asia. And for those who bear their burden, they can be crippling. But unlike other regions of the world where mental health care is widely accessible, people in Asia often do not get the treatment they desperately need to manage their disorder and live a productive life.

In Japan, suicide is nearing crisis levels as the leading cause of death in men ages 20 to 44 and women ages 15 to 34. Suicides in China account for more than one-quarter of suicides globally. South Korea has the 10th highest rate of suicide in the world, and in Singapore, suicide is the leading cause of death for those age 10 to 29.

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