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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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“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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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#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.
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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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Promising practices in Arctic communities

To mark the launch of the RISING-SUN (Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups - Strengths United through Networks) toolkit, Roberto Delgado from the US National Institute of Mental Health highlights successful examples of programs developed by Arctic communities that have addressed underlying factors associated with suicide in their community.
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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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