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SDGs Must Include More Specific Mental Health Targets

WhyDev: Where is mental health in the SDGs? Minto Felix, the mental health programs coordinator at Monash University and a mental health campaigner at Australians for Mental Health, writes, “The entire way in which the global community engages with mental health requires reform.” He proposes several mental health targets he…

U.N. Must Include Mental Health Indicators In SDGs

The Guardian: The United Nations must acknowledge that mental health is a development goal Patrick J. Kennedy, founder of the Kennedy Forum and former U.S. representative to Rhode Island, and Kathleen M. Pike, professor of psychology and director of the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia University “…The United Nations…

Group Of Therapists Looks To Change Mental Health Treatment In Afghanistan

The Guardian: Afghanistan tackles hidden mental health epidemic “…Fourteen years of violence have created a hidden epidemic in Afghanistan of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other war-induced illnesses. It is one of the most enduring damages wrought by the war — one few people understand, and fewer can treat. But…

Number Of People Living With Dementia Worldwide Expected To Reach 131.5M In 2050, Report Says

Washington Post: Alzheimer’s grows on global scale as world societies age “…The World Alzheimer’s Report — which was compiled by Alzheimer’s Disease International, a U.K.-based federation of national Alzheimer’s associations — estimates that 46.8 million people worldwide have dementia. That number — which is larger than the population of Spain…

U.N. Should Prioritize Mental Health Efforts In SDGs

The Hill: Want a safer, more prosperous world? Invest in mental health Kathleen M. Pike, executive director and scientific co-director of the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia University “…[T]he U.N. needs to recognize that untreated mental health problems increase risk for other illnesses and even decrease life expectancy. If…

August 2015 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The August 2015 WHO Bulletin includes news, research, and policy articles on various topics, as well as an editorial on Bhutan’s use of gross national happiness as a measure of development (August 2015).