Pages

node teaser-image

Preventing Suicide in the Arctic (RISING SUN)

In October, the RISING SUN Initiative published a landmark paper reporting their findings on prioritising outcomes for suicide prevention initiatives in the Arctic. This blog briefly discusses how these results were built into the RISING SUN Toolkit and the implications of their findings for the future of suicide prevention efforts in the Circumpolar North.
Author(s): 
node teaser-image

Fighting Mental Health Stigma in Chiapas

The "Perspectives of the Sierra" Photo project was implemented by Compañeros en Salud (Partners in Health) in Chiapas, Mexico with the aim of fighting stigma against mental illness. The photo project gave a voice to people with depression and anxiety by equipping them with cameras to record their experiences with their illnesses and seeking care and support.
node teaser-image

War Child Youth Conference: Addressing Violence and Enhancing Well-being

In this blog, Eamonn Hanson from WarChild sheds light on the WarChild Youth Conference held this month in Uganda. The conference bought young people together from five African countries to share their stories and experiences through a series of arts and performance-based activities and highlighted the need for more youth involvement in programs addressing community well-being in conflict settings.
Author(s): 
node teaser-image

Call to Action this #WorldMentalHealthDay: Mental Health Integration in Humanitarian Settings

In this #WMHD blog Ashley Leichner, Senior Global Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Officer from International Medical Corps’ highlights the events taking place to mark this year’s World Mental Health Day and discusses how the MH Integration Toolkit serves an important role in strengthening integrated mental health solutions for improved access to mental health care in vulnerable settings.
Author(s): 
node teaser-image

MHIN Latin America and the Caribbean

In this blog, Matias Irarrazaval marks the launch of MHIN Latin America and the Caribbean and details the need for stronger networks within the region
Author(s): 
node teaser-image

Prevention and health promotion in mental health – Public Health England

Public Health England exists to protect and improve the nation’s health and well-being, and reduce health inequalities. It does this through advocacy, partnerships, world-class science, knowledge and intelligence, and the delivery of specialist public health services. In this blog, Ian Walker and Gregor Henderson introduce PHE’s approach and work in the prevention and promotion of mental health in England as well as opportunities for global partnership and collaboration.
node teaser-image

Maternal Depression and Stunted Children: An Avoidable Reality

Patricio V. Marquez is a Lead Public Health Specialist at The World Bank and in this blog he discusses the human, social and economic consequences of mental disorders and their global burden. The excerpt focuses on the unattended negative effects of maternal depression on long-term childhood development e.g. stunting. Patricio argues that enough evidence exists to promote the integration of mental health care into routine maternal health services in an attempt to develop a more comprehensive, cost-effective and multi-sectoral response to address these issues.
Author(s): 
node teaser-image

Suicide; devastating, common and preventable

In this blog for World Suicide Prevention Day on the 10th of September, 2018, Julian Eaton, MHIN Strategic Advisor writes about the burden of suicide and how it is still a taboo subject in many parts of the world. His blog explores the risk factors associated with suicide attempts and discusses options that have been implemented to prevent suicide around the world.
Author(s): 
node teaser-image

Dealing With Suicide Ideation - A personal story

After dealing with the loss of a loved one himself, mental health counsellor and advocate Olotu Oluwanisola shares his experience with depression and how one can avoid suicidal ideation.
Author(s): 
node teaser-image

International Conference on Mental Wellness in Communities

Urvita Bhatia and Adrika Sengupta discuss the current state of mental health care in India as part of the upcoming Mental Wellness in Communities Conference in India taking place in September 2018.
node teaser-image

“More Powerful Together” – Celebrating the launch of MHIN Africa's hub

Read our latest blog about our collaboration with MHIN Global and the development of MHIN Africa’s first online platform on the Network.
node teaser-image

Mind and Heart: Addressing psychosocial needs for survivors of sexual violence in humanitarian settings

In this blog for World Humanitarian Day 2018, Judy Bass (JHU) and Debra Kaysen (UW) discuss the psychosocial needs for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian settings and introduce the Mind and Heart innovation.
node teaser-image

Courage in Congo: A psychosocial arts based program for girls at risk or survivors of sexual and gender-based violence

This blog discusses a psychosocial arts based program called Courage in Congo for girls at risk or survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.
node teaser-image

You can conquer the world if you’re alive: Radio as a tool to prevent suicide

Mallika Chaulagain from TPO Nepal discusses a radio program entitled 'You can conquer the world if you’re alive' which has been produced for the promotion of psychosocial support and prevention of suicide.
Author(s): 
node teaser-image

What is the Mental Health Integration Toolkit and How to Use it - Learn here!

This blog was written by the Technical Advisory Group for the Mental Health Integration in Humanitarian Settings Toolkit, developed by International Medical Corps. The blog discusses what role the Toolkit will play for the future of mental health integration in humanitarian settings, how it works to close gaps in mental health service delivery and how the Toolkit can be utilized by the different target audiences at different stages of set up.
node teaser-image

Mental health in Nepal: Time to invest more on the sector

In this blog, Pragya Lamsal and Rita Gautam from CBM discuss the consequences of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake on the mental health of the population and the launch of the International Mental Health Conference (2018) as a platform to promote more cost-effective and efficient approached to mental health care in Nepal. The blog highlights Nepal's commitment in breaking the silence on mental health issues and details recommendations for the journey ahead to address the need of comprehensive mental health care in the country.
node teaser-image

Mental Health Resource Spotlight in Central and Eastern Europe

This blog written by Dan Chisholm from the World Health Organization discusses mental health resources and current state of care for people with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities in Central and Eastern Europe.
Author(s): 
node teaser-image

#WorldRefugeeDay 2018: Resource Round-Up showing we stand #WithRefugees!

For this year's World Refugee Day 2018 we have rounded up our #MHPSSMatters content addressing the mental health needs of refugees in order to mark the day.
Author(s): 
node teaser-image

[Q&A Blog Series #MentalHealthAwareness Month] Mental Health Leadership in Egypt

This Q&A blog series for mental health awareness month is celebrating the theme of leadership in mental health around the world! The last Q&A blog in this series features an interview with Kate Ellis, Assistant Professor from the American University of Cairo to learn more about their annual flagship Leadership in Mental Health course to conclude our blog series and in anticipation of the upcoming Leadership Exchange in Stockholm.
Author(s): 

Pages