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STARS: developing a new WHO psychological digital intervention for adolescents

This blog delves deeper into the STARS Project addressing barriers to psychological interventions with a new WHO psychological digital intervention for adolescents.
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Project Ember: nurturing community mental health care across the globe

Project Ember is here and is a collaboration between MHIN and the SHM Foundation created to help grassroots mental health organisations to overcome these barriers so that their work can be strengthened, sustained and scaled up.
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Using Theory of Change in Prime and my PhD: Key Lessons Learned

Erica Breuer discusses her PhD research born from her work as project manager on PRIME, evaluating how she could use theory of change to design and evaluate complex interventions across five low- and middle-income countries using PRIME as a case example.
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Addressing the treatment gap for perinatal depression

This blog is from PhD student Tasneem Kathree who began her research in perinatal depression when the opportunity was presented in the PRIME South Africa project.
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¿Por qué el último evento de El Niño no cambió las tasas de depresión en las comunidades afectadas del norte de Perú? // Why Did The Latest El Niño Event Not Change Depression Rates In Affected Communities Of Northern Peru?

[ENG] In this blog, Elaine C. Flores share an overview of the results of a secondary data analysis which liked ecological and individual level assessments to evaluate the related effects of 2015-2017 El Niño events in the north coast of Peru on the mental health of the affected communities’. [ESP] Elaine C. Flores es una médica peruana epidemióloga y candidata a doctorado en el Centro de Salud Mental Global en la London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), en la facultad de Epidemiología y Salud de la Población. Sus principales áreas de interés incluyen el impacto en la salud mental de los desastres naturales y causados por el hombre, incluidos el cambio climático y los factores sociales y ambientales.
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Mental health, NTDs and universal health coverage: no health without mental health

Julian Eaton talks mental health, NTDs and universal health coverage.
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Rebalancing Power in Global Mental Health

This blog summarises the popular symposium held at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) on Rebalancing Power in Global Mental Health, exploring the historical dominance of the global North in knowledge generation in global health.
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Life after ZIKA: The Juntos Programme

This blog has been written by Silvia Pinheiro, a mother from Brazil sharing her experience of raising a child with congenital Zika syndrome and becoming a facilitator in a social support program which provided her with the coping skills to deal with her distress.
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#BridgetheCareGap - Lobbying Effectively for Social Change

In this blog, director of Mariwala Health Initative in India, Rajvi Mariwala discusses the contextual factors and gaps that led to the creation of the #BridgetheCareGap national advocacy campaign and details how it lobbies for politicians to implement the Indian Mental Health Act (2017) and the National Mental Health Policy.
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Paradigm Shift: Peru leading the way in reforming mental health services

In this blog, Patricio Marquez and Jaime Nicolas Bayona Garcia share Peru's successes with improving mental health services within the region and highlight lessons learned along the way for continuing the momentum.
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Una perspectiva personal hacia una visión integrada de la salud mental en América Latina // A personal perspective towards an integrated view of Mental health in Latin America

[ESP] La Dra. Elaine C. Flores es ciudadana peruana y candidata a doctorado en el Centro para la Salud Mental Global de la Escuela de Higiene y Medicina Tropical de Londres. En este blog, da su perspectiva personal de su experiencia como co-fundadora de PLASMA, la plataforma de investigación social sobre salud mental en América Latina. [ENG] Dr. Elaine C. Flores is a Peruvian citizen and PhD candidate at the Centre for Global Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In this blog, she gives her personal perspective on her experience as co-founder of PLASMA - the Platform for Social Research on Mental Health in Latin America.
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#MHPSSMatters: Humanitarian Hands-on Tool (HHoT)

This blog discusses the newly launched Humanitarian Hands-on Tool (HHoT) and MHPSS integration in this new smartphone app targeted towards humanitarian aid.
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Perú: Realizando esfuerzos continuos para mejorar el acceso e incrementar los recursos en salud mental

Este breve perfil sobre el estado de la salud mental en el Perú ha sido realizado por Liliana Hidalgo, psicóloga clínica y estudiante de posgrado en Global Mental Health en la Universidad de Glasgow.
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Why this is the year we must take action on mental health

Preventing poor mental health, especially in young people, should be just as important as treating it. This blog explores the importance of continuing to take action on mental health.
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Reflections on the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development

Dr. Anthony Maher is a Canadian resident physician based at the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry. He holds a Master of Science in global governance and diplomacy from the University of Oxford. In this blog, he reflects on the recently launched report by the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development while critically considering the implications of the findings and ways forward for the field of global mental health.
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Year in Review; Global Mental Health in 2018

This end of year blog from the MHIN team highlights what a year it's been for the global mental health field in 2018 and for MHIN itself with many achievements, innovations and collaborations to be proud of as well as reaching 5,000 members on the Network.
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The Tree that Jaya Grew: Using Tree of Life in the Himalayas

Nikita Simpson is a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the London School of Economics and in this blog, she describes her experience conducting ethnographic fieldwork on the Tree of Life therapy approach within a village in the rural Indian Himalayas.
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Refugee mental health: exploring the impact of community-based psychosocial interventions

This blog has been cross-posted with kind permission from Evidence Aid in order to mark Humanitarian Evidence Week taking place from 19-25 November.
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Lessons from OECD countries: mental health is critical for human capital development

This blog from Patricio Marquez at the World Bank Group discusses why mental health is critical for human capital development.
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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.
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