Global Happiness Organization (GHO) is a scientifically-based, nonprofit organization that aims to promote happiness and reduce suffering worldwide.
Overall, world population has become increasingly happier the past few decades, but this does not apply everywhere. In the West the happiness increase has stalled, despite a high economic growth. Since World War 2, suicide rates and the incidence of depression and other mental disorders has risen sharply. In many western countries, anxiety disorders have increased, especially among young people.