Shining a Light for Depression: An Invitation to Plant Hope

Penny Tate and Rick Springfield

Many of us recognize the unfortunate stigma that remains in society when it comes to openly discussing our own or our loved ones depression and/or mental health.  Yet, as PaoloContinue Reading

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

Flag of the United Nations

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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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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