Global Day for Hope Supports 350 Million with Depression

Global Day for Hope Group Shot

The International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred) launched its first annual Global Day for Hope on May 2, 2015, to support the 350 million people living withContinue Reading

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10 years of #GrandChallenges, #innovativesolutions and its significance for #globalmentalhealth

Bill & Melinda

Last week, from the 6th to the 10th of October, I got the opportunity to attend the #GrandChallenges in #globalhealth annual meeting in Seattle. This year’s anniversary event, attended byContinue Reading

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Bridging the Mental Health Treatment Gap Must Be a Global Priority

Equal Treatment Closing the Gap

    Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) organizes the mhGAP Forum as part of its annual partnership event on mental health. The mhGAP Forum is an informal groupContinue Reading

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Young and Vulnerable: The biggest tragedy regarding youth mental illness is collective inaction

This year, United Nations International Youth Day (IYD), on August 12, has been designated to celebrate the importance of youth mental health with the slogan ‘Mental Health Matters’. This isContinue Reading

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The Path to Happiness is Sound Mental Health

In July 2011 the UN General Assembly passed a historic resolution:  It invited member countries to measure the happiness of their people and to use this to help guide theirContinue 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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