Mongolia has launched a 24-hour hotline for mental health consultation at the National Centre for Mental Health.
Mental health specialists will operate the new hotline with the number of (+976) 1800-2000 in three shifts for providing answers to questions about mental health or mental illness.
Specialists will also provide consultation on and diagnosis of various mental health disorders, including schizophrenia, anxiety, phobias, screen addiction, insomnia and depression.
In addition, helping people who suffer from mental health disorders will hopefully reduce the suicide rate in the country, Nasantsengal said.
According to official data, a total of 2,055 Mongolians committed suicide from 2012 to 2016, most of them male. Depression due to financial problems is one of the leading causes of suicide in the country.