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Sierra Leone’s Trauma Counselors Work To Assist Ebola Survivors

The Guardian: Mental health experts in Sierra Leone aim to pluck out heart of Ebola mystery “…For nearly two years, Ebola stormed across this corner of West Africa, devastating communities and health systems that were already among the world’s poorest. But within that public health emergency was a second crisis,…

Lancet Series Examines Burden Of Untreated Mental Health Disorders In India, China

New York Times: China and India Burdened by Untreated Mental Disorders “The growing burden of untreated mental disorders in the world’s two most populous countries, India and China, cannot be adequately addressed without changes to their health care systems and by training folk healers to become collaborators, a new report…

Mental Health Stigma Could Be Lessened, Treatment Improved Through Legislation

The Guardian: Mental health laws would diminish stigma and improve the lives of millions Laura Davidson, barrister and international development consultant “…Despite compelling economic arguments for investing in mental health, stigma perpetuates the lack of resources allocated. So what can be done? A mental health law which enshrines the rights…

Global Community Should Invest In, Address Challenges Of Global Mental Health

Huffington Post: Addressing Global Mental Health Challenges and Finding Solutions Inka Weissbecker, global mental health and psychosocial adviser at International Medical Corps “…Although long stigmatized and often down-played as nations set their health care priorities, development strategies, and allocate budgets, failure to address mental health issues carry enormous social and…

CGD Blog Post Discusses Mental Health As Part Of Global Health Agenda

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: A New Language for Global Mental Health: Economics Victoria de Menil, program manager at the Mental Health Innovation Network, and Amanda Glassman, vice president for programs, director of Global Health Policy, and senior fellow at CGD, discuss upcoming high-level meetings on mental…

Ebola Recovery Must Include Training More Mental Health Workers In Liberia, Sierra Leone

Medium: Demand for mental health services surges in Liberia and Sierra Leone Melanie Mayhew, communications officer in the Health, Nutrition, and Population Global Practice at the World Bank Group “…Ebola … has deeply affected people’s mental health. When national statistics are available, the countries’ mental health experts expect that they…

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