Depression and anxiety are on the rise in China, most likely due to the rapid social changes that are taking place in the country. In fact, studies have shown that mental disorders have become more common across China in the past thirty years. Of course, China also has strong stigmas against mental health, with plenty of barriers that prevent people from getting the help or support they need. Per 100,000 people, there are only 1.7 psychiatrists to help all of them. Not many are going into the mental health field to provide the help that is needed, either. In comparison with other countries, however, the percentage of the Chinese population who will suffer from some kind of mental illness is much lower.