Mental Health & Disability in Development

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Journal for Disability and International Development

Whilst psycho-social interventions in response to psycho-traumata and PTSD in the aftermath of disasters are not new and well documented, the wider field of mental health & disability in development has only recently been paid more attention to. Global level interventions and publications on mental health & development and especially those on mental health & disability in development are all fairly recent, such as the “Global Mental Health Series” by the Lancet Mental Health Group (2007 & 2011), “Mental Health and Development” in the realm of WHO’s Mental Health and Poverty Project (2010), and in part the WHO “World Report on Disability” (2011). Major international disability NGOs – CBM and Handicap International – released their mental health work policies and guidelines in 2008, 2010, and 2011.