The Concept of “Mental (In)capacity” can never be a basis to deprive people with psychosocial disabilities and mental health problems of “legal capacity”

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by Jagannath Lamichhane Last week, I came across a Facebook post of a dear friend, which moved me to tears. Gabor Gombos, a former United Nations member of the CommitteeContinue Reading

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Why the Global Movement for Mental Health? Time to Join.

Young Boy chained

Countries in crisis are a breeding ground for ill health. The social, political and economic conditions harbored by crises – from Tsunamis and earthquakes to conflicts – make countries ripeContinue Reading

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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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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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