Health and Hope Can Prevent Suicide

Suicide prevention ribbon

#stopsuicide #globalcrisis #hope #suicideprevention Every 40 seconds, an individual life is lost to suicide. The World Health Organization (WHO) calls it a #globalcrisis and estimates that the global suicide figureContinue 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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Mental health is a worthwhile goal for United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda

No Health Without Mental Health

  The post-2015 development goals will, as we know, set out the world’s development agenda for the foreseeable future—in the same way that the Millennium Development Goals provided a frameworkContinue 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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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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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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