THE REPORT OF THE MHGAP FORUM 2017 IS NOW ACCESSIBLE ONLINE

The Report of the mhGAP Forum, held in Geneva on 9-10 October, is now accessible online at http://www.who.int/mental_health/publications/mhgap_forum_reports/en/.
 

WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP)

Mental, neurological, and substance use disorders are common in all regions of the world, affecting every community and age group across all income countries. While 14% of the global burden of disease is attributed to these disorders, most of the people affected – 75% in many low-income countries – do not have access to the treatment they need.

The WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) aims at scaling up services for mental, neurological and substance use disorders for countries especially with low- and middle-income. The programme asserts that with proper care, psychosocial assistance and medication, tens of millions could be treated for depression, schizophrenia, and epilepsy, prevented from suicide and begin to lead normal lives– even where resources are scarce.

 

 

Related posts

8 August 2016

Chief Psychiatrist of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Prof. Zurab I. Kekelidze, will touch on a topic: "Mental Health in Russia"

Prof. Zurab I.Kekelidze, Chief Psychiatrist of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Director General of the V. Serbsky...

17 November 2015

The opening meeting of the Expert board in the preparation of the World Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the 21st Century

The Union for Mental Health held the opening meeting  of the Expert board as part of preparation for the World...

26 January 2018

AT DAVOS, THE SPOTLIGHT TURNS TO MENTAL HEALTH

Source: http://cities-rise.org/   citiesRISE informs that mental health will be highlighted as a critical conversation at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting happening this...

10 October 2019

World Mental Health Day 2019: focus on suicide prevention

23 June 2016

Dr. Bonnie Kirsh, Department of occupational science and occupational therapy (University of Toronto), delivers a report at the Congress

  Dr. Bonnie Kirsh, Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto,...

17 May 2016

Dr. Gordana Milavic, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Co-Chair of the WPA Section "Child and Adolescent Psychiatry", with welcome address to the Congress participants

Dr. Gordana Milavic, MD., F.R.C.Psych., Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Maudsley Hospital, Co-Chair of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section...

6 March 2018

MENTAL HEALTH AND EDUCATION: EXPERT OPINION BY Zsuzsanna Szilvasy (Hungary)

MENTAL HEALTH AND EDUCATION: PERSONAL EXPERT OPINION BY Zsuzsanna Szilvasy (Hungary)   “I do believe in education. The education is...

18 January 2016

Emilia Afrange, President of Brazilian Association of Psychotherapy (ABRAP),has joined the International Organizing Committee of the I World Congress

Emilia Afrange is a President of Latin-American Federation of Psychotherapy (2016-2018) (www.flapsi.org); President of Brazilian Association of Psychotherapy (2015-2017) (www.abrap.org)....

14 September 2016

Mental Health and Wellbeing at the Heart of the SDGs

7 Sep 2016 - Dr. Judy Kuriansky, a speaker of the upcoming Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of...

29 June 2018

The II Film Festival "Docu-MENTAL" to Open the II Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century

Within the framework of the official program of the II Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI...