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Latest Global Mental Health Stories

2014-03-02 23:00:30

‘Mental Health Care in Settings Where Mental Health Resources Are Limited’ educates field clinicians on treating mental health. Los Angeles (PRWEB) March 02, 2014 In May of 2013, the 66th World Health Assembly adopted the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020, setting four major objectives in motion. One of the objectives calls for more governance for mental health and effective leaders, leaders like Dr. Pamela Smith. Smith, a...

2014-02-11 08:33:29

$10,000 prize awarded for innovative ideas to increase awareness and utilization of mental health services in developing countries NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson, in collaboration with Scientists Without Borders, today announced the winners of a $10,000 open innovation challenge that called for ideas to increase awareness and utilization of mental health services for depression and anxiety disorders among patients in the developing world. Two winners, Veena S....

2014-02-11 08:33:25

Incentive challenge offered $10,000 for innovative ideas to increase awareness and utilization of mental health services in developing countries. NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists Without Borders, a program of the New York Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson, today announced the winners of a $10,000 open innovation challenge that called for ideas to increase awareness and utilization of mental health services for depression and anxiety disorders...

2013-12-05 08:30:50

Funding to British schools continues meaningful aid for future leaders in mental health research, policy and practice LONDON, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Pharmaceutica NV ("Janssen") announced today new funding to the Centre for Global Mental Health, a program of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, ensuring the advancement of the Centre's Global Mental Health Scholarship Fund. Given as part of...

2013-11-19 16:52:13

New research shows benefits for people with depression, anxiety, dementia, maternal depression, post traumatic stress disorder and alcohol abuse Non-specialist health workers are beneficial in providing treatment for people with mental, neurological and substance-abuse (MNS) problems in developing countries – where there is often a lack of mental health professionals – according to a new Cochrane review. Researchers, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, say...

2013-09-10 12:29:04

Partners seek ideas to increase the demand and utilization of community-based and comprehensive mental health services for depression and anxiety in low-resource settings. NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists Without Borders, in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson, today announced a $10,000 open innovation Challenge seeking ideas to increase awareness and utilization of mental health services for depression and anxiety disorders among patients in the developing...

2013-08-21 10:53:05

Mental health conditions contribute to approximately 14% of the total global burden of disease but there is a substantial treatment gap in both developed and developing countries. Treatment of mental health conditions in low resource settings such as Nigeria, one of Africa's most populous countries, is particularly challenging where that are few mental health professionals. For example Nigeria has a population of ~150 million but only 0.06 psychiatrists and 0.02 psychologists per 100,000...

2013-05-21 00:21:13

GENEVA, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - Campaign launched during World Health Assembly, where world's health ministers gather to address the large physical and economic costs of these disorders - Mental and neurological disorders (MNDs) affect 700 million people annually and account for 30 percent of global non-communicable disease (NCD) burden - 'Do You Mind?' helps patients, family members, policymakers and others to...

2013-05-01 12:39:19

The first article in a landmark series to help health care workers and providers, donors, and decision makers understand the importance of including mental health care in global health programs is being published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Giving a global perspective on integrating mental health into health services around the world, the series focuses on mental, neurological, and substance use (MNS) disorders. Although these disorders account for an increasing burden of disease,...

2013-04-17 14:30:20

A partnership involving the public and private sector successfully addressed the mental health needs of people in the post-conflict regions of northern Uganda and could be used as a model in other post-conflict settings, according to a Health In Action article by Ugandan and US researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine as part of an ongoing series on Global Mental Health Practice. The authors, led by Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu from the University of Makerere in Uganda, explain how...