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Journal

G. Thornicroft and M. Tansella

We have recently argued, based upon a thorough review of the literature, that in low, middle and...

R. Thara, S. John and S. Chatterjee

The dearth of trained mental health professionals and the huge gap in providing accessible...

F. Kigozi* and J. Ssebunnya

Mental health care is receiving increased attention in low-income countries with the...

Book

Graham Thornicroft (Editor), Mirella Ruggeri (Co-Editor), David Goldberg (Co-Editor)

Improving Mental Health Care: The...

BasicNeeds Ghana
This book presents pictures of the living conditions and conditions of care of people living with...
WHO; World Vision Australia; World Trauma Foundation
Perhaps you are called upon as a staff member or volunteer to help in a major disaster, or you find...
Sangath
This is a manual developed in India for training on learning disabilities, covering all basic...
Albertina Almeida, Fiona Dias Saxena in collaboration with Sangath
This is a simple and easy to follow manual for police personnel on dealing with victims of trauma...
Sangath
This is a manual for parents and guardians of children with autism. Various chapters are devoted...
Fiona Dias Saxena and Gracy Andrew in collaboration with Sangath
This is a reference manual has evolved from treatment of patients with depression and counseling...
Vikram Patel
This book is a practical manual for mental health care for the community health worker, the primary...
BasicNeeds
The Model for Mental Health and Development was developed by Chris Underhill and DM Naidu of the...
Jim Crabb, Emma Razi and BasicNeeds
This manual, developed in Ghana, serves as a companion to medical students, nursing students and...
BasicNeeds and the Nossal Inst for Global Health, University of Melbourne
The overall aim of this training manual is to build the capacity of Community Health Workers (CHWs...
Inter-Agency Standing Committe for Humanitarian Assistance
One of the priorities in emergencies is to protect and improve people's mental health and...
The mhGAP Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG) for mental, neurological and substance use disorders for...

Policy

Abdallah S. Daar, Marian Jacobs, Stig Wall, Johann Groenewald, Julian Eaton, Vikram Patel,, Palmira dos Santos, Ashraf Kagee, Anik Gevers, Charlene Sunkel, Gail Andrews,Ingrid Daniels and David Ndetei

Urgent action is needed to address mental health issues globally. In Africa, where mental health...

Pamela Y. Collins, Thomas R. Insel, Arun Chockalingam, Abdallah Daar, Yvonne T. Maddox

PLOS Medicine Policy Forum

articles provide a platform for health policy makers from...

Report

Article

Richard Horton, The Lancet

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Carla Marienfeld, M.D.; Robert M. Rohrbaugh, M.D.

Academic Psychiatry, VOL. 37, No. 4


EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE COLUMN   | ...

Michael R. Phillips, M.D., M.P.H.; Hanhui Chen, M.D., Ph.D.; Kate Diesfeld, J.D.; Bin Xie, M.D.; Hui G. Cheng, Ph.D.; Graham Mellsop, M.D.; Xiehe Liu, M.D.

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Ronald Labonté
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Shekhar Saxena, Michelle Funk, Dan Chisholm

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Susan Meffert, Solvig Ekblad

Global mental health intervention research and mass trauma

Open Access Journal of Clinical...

in2mentalhealth Roos Korste
An review of Recovery and Peer/User-led theories/projects/stories worldwide in: 10 organization-...
Kelly O’Donnell

CEO of Member Care Associates and Coordinator of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Working...

Simone Honikman, Thandi van Heyningen, Sally Field, Emily Baron, Mark Tomlinson
Maternal mental health is largely neglected in low- and middle-income countries. There is no...
Sara Cooper
PLoS Medicine has launched a series on Global Mental Health Practice, and has issued a call for...
Roos Korste
What’s mobile health, text messages for life, text for change, Ushahidi, FrontlineSMS, Epysurveyor...
Rebecca S. Hock, Flora Or, Kavitha Kolappa, Matthew D. Burkey, Pamela J. Surkan, William W. Eaton
Coordinated response needed to capitalize on WHO's mental health resolution.
MSF counsellors describe what it is like to deliver mental health services within war-torn...
InPsych, Journal of the Australian Psychological Society
Alison Schafer is a provisional psychologist based in Melbourne. She is currently studying for a...
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services. SAMHSA...

Blog Post

Video

Giuseppe Raviola

Giuseppe "Bepi" Raviola is a psychiatrist with Partners In Health, Harvard Medical School and...

The Community Care for People with Schizophrenia in India (COPSI)

A new film, “Our Stories: Living and Coping with Schizophrenia” describes the CGMH...

SANDRA KIUME, Pamela Collins, Thomas Insel

Dr. Pamela Collins on Global Mental Health Challenges

Dr. Collins discusses...

Website

in2mentalhealth Roos Korste

In low resource settings general health workers and lay people will provide a large part of the...

Mental health policy and service development, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, WHO Geneva.

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in2mentalhealth Roos Korste

List of 30 funding or grant organizations, from the very small funding initiatives to the big...

WHO
Coinciding with the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the WHO launched...
Roos Korste
Join, share, learn, discuss and network Worldwide: Updated list of 10 Online Global Mental Health...

About Service Delivery

Mental disorders are treatable; and the evidence for effective treatments in low- and middle-income countries is growing. The MGMH Call for Action urges us “to scale up the coverage of services for mental disorders in all countries.

This section of the website describes some of the mental health interventions that are being put into practice in low- and middle-income countries and provides guidelines for care with an emphasis on community-based care.

If you know of a good model of practice that is not described here, please share your knowledge by clicking on “add content” in the upper right of this screen.