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Long wait times in Finland

September 2, 2017, REYKJAVIK, Finland—Mental health care has come under criticism in this Scandinavian country, where 9 percent of the population reports depressive symptoms. Although Finland has socialized medicine, psychiatrist visits are not covered and there are long waiting lists for psychiatric hospitalization, especially for young people, the Iceland Review reports.

Scottish schools lack counselors

August 28, 2017, EDINBURGH, Scotland—More than a third of students in Scotland’s public schools have no school-based counseling available, a BBC investigation revealed. The number is likely higher since some districts have mental health support services at some but not all of their buildings.

Japan targets high suicide rate

July 25, 2017, TOKYO, Japan—The Japanese

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