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

This Q&A blog series for mental health awareness month is celebrating the theme of leadership in mental health around the world! This Q&A blog was directed at Urvita Bhatia from Sangath to learn more about their annual flagship Leadership in Mental Health course as part of our blog series and in anticipation of the upcoming Leadership Exchange in Stockholm.
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[Q&A Blog Series #MentalHealthAwareness Month] Mental Health Leadership in Africa

This Q&A blog series for mental health awareness month is celebrating the theme of leadership in mental health around the world! This Q&A blog was directed at Fadahunsi Woye, project coordinator of the Mental Health Leadership and Advocacy Programme (mhLAP) in Nigeria to learn more about their mhLAP courses as part of our blog series and in anticipation of the upcoming Leadership Exchange in Stockholm.
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Compassion in the mountains

This blog recounts the author’s journey to an old age home deep within the Spiti Valley in North India. It describes his experience learning of the challenges facing elderly people who are often abandoned by their families, stripped of social support and left emotionally vulnerable as a result. His story narrates the good will of two young women who struggle against all odds to provide a home, hope and happiness to the elderly forgotten by their families.
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A Call for Global Mental Health at Harvard

This blog discusses the three-day event that is the first of its kind taking place at Harvard University.
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CGMH Photo Contest Winners: "What does wellbeing mean to you?"

On World Health Day 2017 the Centre for Global Mental Health (CGMH) launched a photo contest, themed: “What does wellbeing mean to you?”. This blog post announces the winners of that competition along with the winning images.
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Personal Growth: Lessons Learned from the Summer Institute

In this post, Global MINDS Fellow Paula Njeru reflects on her experience attending the Summer Institute 2018.
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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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A dream come true: Testimony from an "epileptic"

One of MHIN Africa’s Knowledge Exchange volunteer assistants, a registered nurse licensed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Uganda, shares with us his brave wife’s journey with epilepsy and how she overcame the challenges of social stigma through perseverance and resilience to finish her university education and become a land surveyor.
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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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