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Better mental health requires political commitment

Edited by Jill Wright,

In 1980, Denmark had one of the world's highest suicide rates, with 35 in 100,000 inhabitants taking their own lives. In the early 1990s, the country gathered the political will and commitment to focus on improving its system of mental health care.

By 2005, the suicide rate had dropped by roughly two thirds, and last year, Denmark was rated...