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Questions and Answers

Each month on the MHIN website, an expert with specialist knowledge of a global mental health topic will be available to provide valuable insight into issues or challenges faced by the global mental health research, policy and practice community.

Throughout the month our collaborator will answer questions submitted to this page and through twitter (#GMHExpert). When possible, they will also take part in a planned real-time Q+A sessions, which will be recorded as a podcast and available for download from the podcast section of the site. 

They won't have all the answers, but are some of the best minds in the field, so it can't hurt to ask.

 
 

Ask the Experts

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Mental health of refugees in urban settings: a new challenge?

The iconic image of refugees living in tents and camps represents the reality for only a proportion of refugees'.

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March 2015
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World Bipolar Day: Increasing awareness and knowledge of Bipolar Disorder

World Bipolar Day, celebrated on March 30th each year, is an initiative of the International Bipolar Foundation, the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder (ANBD) and the International Society for Bipol

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March 2015
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Upcoming Webinar: A tricky liquid; challenges and opportunities in reducing harmful use of alcohol at national levels

On Thursday, 12th February 2015, at 1pm (GMT), Mr Dag Rekve, a technical officer from the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at WHO, will be hosting a live question and answer session

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February 2015
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Upcoming webinar: How to build a comprehensive suicide prevention strategy

On Thursday, 29th January 2015, at 1pm (GMT), Dr.

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January 2015
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Psychosocial response to the Ebola Emergency- live Q+A session with Peter Hughes

On December 17th, at 2pm UK time (GMT) Dr.

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December 2014
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Ask the Experts: The Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

2015 will see the end of the Millennium Development Goals and the launch of a new global development agenda, called the Sustainable Development Goals.. Throughout the month of November, Nicole Votruba and Graham Thornicroft, two of the main advocates for the #FundaMentalSDG campaign, will be answering your questions on this Ask an Expert page on what the Sustainable Development Goals are, why mental health should be a priority now and what you can do to help the campaign.

Sign up as a MHIN member to post your questions, thoughts and suggestions in the comments below, or tweet your them to @MHInnovation using #FundaMentalSDG or #post2015

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November 2014
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World Mental Health Day 2014: Living with schizophrenia

The theme of this year's World Mental Health Day (October 10) is Living with Schizophrenia.

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October 2014
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Chris Underhill, the Social Entrepreneur behind BasicNeeds Intl

Chris Underhill is a global expert in the delivery of health and rehabilitation systems to very poor people. The organisation he founded, BasicNeeds, has served over 617,000 people affected by mental illness and epilepsy across 12 countries. 

Sign up as a MHIN member to post your questions to Chris as comments on his Ask an Expert page, or Tweet your questions to @MHInnovation #GMHExpert. Throughout the month of September, Chris will be answering your questions here.

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September 2014
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The Mental Health Innovation Network: A global partnership

To coincide with the launch of the Mental Health Innovation Network, this month the MHIN team will be available to answer your questions on the development of the Network, how MHIN works and most i

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August 2014