Community care in mental health

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#communitycare #communitymentalhealth #globalinnovations2014 If ever there was a need for innovation in mental health, it is now. Perhaps that is why we see growing global commitment to develop, evaluate, andContinue Reading

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Health and Hope Can Prevent Suicide

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#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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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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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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