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Provision Of Mental Health Services In Humanitarian Crises Can Empower Affected People

World Bank’s “Investing in Health”: Mental health services in situations of conflict, fragility, and violence: What to do? Patricio V. Marquez, a World Bank lead health specialist, who heads the Global Tobacco Control Initiative at the World Bank Group, and Melanie Walker, senior adviser to the president and director of…

October 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The October 2016 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, and research and policy articles on various topics including articles on training health workers to provide mental health care in the eastern Mediterranean, the impact of adding maternal and child health interventions to India’s mass…

New York Times Examines Venezuela’s Mental Health System

New York Times: Inside Venezuela’s Crumbling Mental Hospitals “The state-run psychiatric hospital here in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, has long been a forgotten place, filled with forgotten people. But with Venezuela suffering from a severe economic crisis, this mental institution has almost no drugs to control the afflictions tormenting its patients. At…

Indonesia Making Progress To Improve Mental Health Care Services, U.S. News Reports

U.S. News & World Report: The Prison of Mental Illness in Indonesia “…Lacking psychiatrists is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to under-developed mental health systems. Without trained professionals leading the effort it’s difficult to design the entire infrastructure of a mental health system, from primary care…

WHO Moving Toward Delisting Transgender As Mental Disorder In Medical Codebook

New York Times: WHO Weighs Dropping Transgender Identity From List of Mental Disorders “The World Health Organization is moving toward declassifying transgender identity as a mental disorder in its global list of medical conditions, with a new study lending additional support to a proposal that would delete the decades-old designation.…

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,…

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