Psychiatrist-turned-minister: mental health of Lithuanian population is alarming

  • 2017-09-27
  • Linas Jegelevicius
He is cursed and taunted for the clampdown on alcohol sales in the country, but Aurelijus Veryga, the Minister of Health of the Republic of Lithuania, is invincible: the nation badly needed the drastic measures. “The situation of mental health of our population is very alarming. The suicide statistics, alas, are among the direst worldwide and the record-high rates of bullying in our schools are also very worrisome,” he says. The Baltic Times sat down with Veryga for a profound talk. With the Cabinet nearing the mark of the first year in power, what do you beli...
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