Global Mental Health: Medical versus Social Approaches to Treatment and Social Change

Vikram Patel

It has been just six years since the Movement for Global Mental Health took off on October 8, 2008. In that time, the Movement has sought to create a platformContinue Reading

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There is a strong need to transform the Movement for Global Mental Health into an inclusive movement

Protest against mental violence

-Jagannath Lamichhane Although some claim that The Movement for Global Mental Health (MGMH) is, essentially, the brainchild of the Western medical framework, a closer look at the work being doneContinue Reading

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INTERNATONAL COMMUNITY MUST SHOW MORAL SOLIDARITY TO ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH SUFFERING IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

moral solidarity for global mental health

Jagannath Lamichhane In my last blog post, I had briefly mentioned the need for international moral solidarity as a first step in addressing mental health related suffering in developing countries.Continue Reading

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Hidden Pictures and the World Health Organization: A Journey to Uncover Global Stories of Mental Health

Hidden Pictures Film

Here is a video we are all about right now at iFred. It’s a summary of the film Hidden Pictures by filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston. Ruston’s work highlights both theContinue Reading

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The British Parliament Inquiry for Disability and Development is a lesson for governments around the world

No health without mental health

-Jagannath Lamichhane Recently, the British Government conducted a parliamentary inquiry on disability and development. As part of the inquiry, leading academic institutions, researchers, disabled peoples organizations (DPOs) and civil society organizationsContinue Reading

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In order to address the suffering of those with mental health problems, there needs to be a radical shift in the understanding of mental illness

"Mental Illness is nothing to be ashmed of, but stigma and bias shame us all" Bill Clinton

-Jagannath Lamichanne I have always believed that the challenge of dealing with mental health problems is their invisibility. Anyone who suffers from mental illness repeatedly questions: Does it exist? DoContinue Reading

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