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Chitwan: The district of one-horned rhinos and PRIME

Mallika Chaulagain describes her experiences learning about PRIME as the TPO Nepal Communication, Outreach, and Research Uptake Officer.
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Opioid crisis: A global rethinking

Krithika Muthukumaran describes the global opioid dilemma through her dual lens of growing up in Chennai with a mother who is a palliative care physician, and experiencing the North American crisis after moving to Canada for her PhD.
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Leaving No One Behind – 5th Global Mental Health Summit

We sat down for a Q&A with the Principal Coordinator for MGMH Charlene Sunkel who is also the Program Manager for the South African Federation for Mental Health (SAFMH) where she told us more about the upcoming summit.
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The voice of affected people can contribute to priority-setting in NTD research

This blog, written by Julian Eaton and Muhammad Jidda Assakin from Nigeria, who has lived with lymphatic filariasis for over 20 years, captures Mr Jidda's messages about his journey, needs, and priorities, which made an important contribution to setting research priorities for mental health, stigma and NTDs at the 2017 Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) conference in Baltimore, US.
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The impact of mental health & psychosocial programmes for adults affected by humanitarian emergencies

To mark EvidenceAid's Humanitarian Evidence Week 2017 (#HEW2017), Kelly Dickson and Mukdarut Bangpan contribute to our #MHPSSMatters campaign by discussing their recent report on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programmes for people affected by humanitarian crises in low- and middle-income countries.
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Can community-based psychosocial interventions help people with schizophrenia?

CGMH's Laura Asher discusses her innovation (RISE) and recently published systematic review to shed light on the best ways to support people with schizophrenia in LMIC.
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Social Media & Mental Health: What does mental health support look like in the 21st century?

Sweta Pal and Pattie Gonsalves recount their World Mental Health Day 2017 celebrations, in which It’s Ok To Talk, Sangath and The American Center, New Delhi, hosted a Panel Discussion and Workshop preceded by a Twitter chat.
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Participatory Arts: Mothers Make Art to Heal Minor Mental Health Trauma

This blog from Dr Lisa Watts looks at the beneficial relationship between art and mental health, in particular for mothers overcoming the trauma of birth.
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Unbreakable? Recognizing humanitarian stress and trauma

Cumulative, traumatic stress from war zones to nuclear catastrophes can affect humanitarian relief staff more than it is talked about. Kelly O'Donnell, a psychologist with 30 years of experience in the aid and humanitarian sectors, tackles how cumulative stress can affect one's functioning in these settings and what one can do to combat burnout.
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Mental Health in the Workplace: Mental health literacy innovations for teachers and students across the globe

In this vlog, Dr Stan Kutcher discusses the importance of Mental Health in the Workplace for both teachers and students. He also discusses two exciting new innovations in mental health literacy, applicable to, and implemented in, both high-income and low-income countries with similar results.
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Mental health: we all have a responsibility to tackle stigma

In this blog, the Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Peter Piot - calls on all to share in the responsibility and play their part in tackling mental health stigma.
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#GESummit17 – Reflections from Cape Town

Roxanne Keynejad reflects on her experiences at the Global Evidence Summit (GES) in Cape Town on 13th to 16th September 2017, highlighting a workshop run by the recently-launched Cochrane Global Mental Health discussing evidence-priorities in the field.
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World Mental Health Day 2017: Let’s talk Workplace Mental Health!

This blog marks World Mental Health Day 2017 discussing this year's Workplace Mental Health theme, relevant resources and provides tips on how to raise awareness and engage via social networks in LMIC's- get involved!
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Dreams do come true: How an mhGAP exchange project inspired a medical student to pursue a career in psychiatry

Dr Syed Bushra Imtiyaz recounts her experiences as part of an online exchange and practicum project organised by the mhGAP Kashmir programme.
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Stories of success at mhGAP Kashmir: What can we learn?

mhGAP Kashmir's Sayed Aqeel Hussain celebrates the recent success of an interactive exchange programme between medical students in the UK and Kashmir comparing mental health care systems in different cultures.
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The Importance of the First 100 Days of Life

This blog discusses the ACF International Conference On Child Health And Development, research uptake and 9 recommendations reached as main outcomes of the conference.
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How Technology is Transforming Mental Health Treatment Delivery in South Asia

This blog discusses how technology is increasingly being used as a form of mental health treatment in South Asia and takes a look at what is available online.
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#WorldHumanitarianDay 2017: Resource Round-Up showing #MHPSSMatters!

For this year's World Humanitarian Day 2017 we have rounded up our #MHPSSMatters content - Enjoy!
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Violence against children in humanitarian settings – moving from theory to understanding

This blog commemorates World Humanitarian Day 2017 and discusses violence against children in humanitarian settings and calls on future research in this area.
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Promoting mental health in the world’s poorest places – CBM UK and BasicNeeds UK to join forces!

We're thrilled to announce that CBM and BasicNeeds have joined forces to demonstrate the important role that the civil society sector can play in promoting access to good quality services, and realisation of human rights for person with psychosocial disabilities.
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