Bulgaria is known for having the second lowest rate of chronic depression in the European Union. Although that’s something that could be boasted about, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t people with depression who still need help. Only 3.2% of the population reported having depression, with that 3.2% being split between 2.1% of men and 4.2% of women dealing with depression. This isn’t surprising, of course; women are more prone to depression than men.
There is something of a stigma around mental health. Those who deal with depression often take sick leave. Employers do not like this, and it leads to employees keeping the problem to themselves. This country has a healthcare system that lacks organization, which makes mental health issues worse.