20181016 Neglected：mental health (Theme Words health (mental health,…
Different shades of meaning
aim to do sth
put A on equal footing with B
put A and B on an equal footing
at some point in life
tackle infectious diseases
consume a great share of budget
The minister must produce new money and focus——and not just another declaration.
:A summit aiming to put mental-health care and physical kind on an equal footing begins in London today.
:There is a long way to go.
Evidence to support his view
On personal level
:1/4 people will undergo a mental-health problem at some point in life.
On social level
：some African countries have just one mental-health professional per 100,000 people, one fiftieth as many as Europe has.
: mental illnesses result in more suffering and premature death than other physical diseases.
：mental health will consume a greater share of budgets and attention.
:many people with mental problems still go without treatment.
: The ministers should not only make another useless declaration, but must find new financial support and other focus to resolve it.