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Supporting Families Facing Adversity : A neglected approach?

Laurie Charles argues that using a family systems approach is important when delivering therapy to an individual who has faced an adverse event or an extreme stressor.
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Bridging the Human Resource Gap in Times of Imminent Need

WHO's Ken Carswell highlights the strengths of the newly released Mental Health Gap Action Programme Humanitarian Intervention Guide and some of the situations it has been implemented in recently.
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Partnering for Impact at Scale

Kulsum Khan, a Grand Challenges Canada summer student, sheds light on the key messages from the successful 3 day conference in Toronto, "Solving the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health: Partnering for Impact at Scale", which brought together global innovators, researchers, partners and policymakers.
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The Legacy of Torture and the Right to Rehabilitation

On this year's International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Leanne MacMillan, Director of IRCT, calls for action to make the right to rehabilitation for torture survivors a reality.
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Building Back Better from West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

In this blog entry, Heather Pearson covers the mental health and psychosocial support technical consultation held in Monrovia, Liberia in June 2015. During this technical consultation, stakeholders from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea came together to discuss, learn and make plans to "Build Back Better" from the regional effects of the Ebola outbreak.
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Stigma and the Language of Mental Health in Mothers

In LMIC, mothers are often reluctant to admit anything that would cast criticism and shame on her and her family. Author Ayomide Adebayo suggests this is especially true for mental health problems during , arguing that we need to change the way we talk about mental health in pregnancy within our communities to change broader maternal mental health outcomes in LMIC.
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How to Treat Maternal Depression in Rural Ghana

Philomina Amofah, Project Coordinator of a Grand Challenges Canada project in Ghana, writes about reduction of stigma and increase in knowledge about maternal depression through the project.
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Addressing Maternal Mental Health Through the Antenatal Platform: A Missed Opportunity

Alexis Palfreyman writes about the importance of using antenatal care to identify and support women with CMDs
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Why Maternal Mental Health Matters: A Case for Early Childhood Development

Aisha K Yousafzai discusses the importance of integrating maternal mental health into early childhood care and development programs
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The Importance of Listening to Women

Jean Marie S. Place, Deborah Billings, Filipa deCastro, & Alyssa Ham share their survey results after speaking to women with postpartum depression in Mexico.
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Swept under the carpet: The psychological side of maternal health

Carley Chavara talks about the hidden side of perinatal common mental health problems in the first post of the “Mental Health: The Missing Piece in Maternal Health" blog series.
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Mental Health: The Missing Piece in Maternal Health

The Mental Health Innovation Network and Maternal Health Task Force are launching a new blog series this summer on maternal mental health. We need your blog contributions by June 1, 2015!
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“The Zero Hour” for Mental Health

A repost from the World Bank Group Investing in Health blog, Tim Evans, Patricio V. Marquez, and Shekhar Saxena advocate for political commitment, broad social engagement and international support for global mental health.
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Making it happen: Experiences and learnings from the implementation of the PRIME Project

Dr. Rahul Shidhaye, Prinicipal Investigator of the EMERALD Project, shares his experiences and learnings from the implementation of the PRIME Project in Sehore district, Madhya Pradesh, India.
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Identification and Intervention for Dementia in Elderly Africans (IDEA) study: the quest for an innovative management in sub-Saharan Africa

Adesola Ogunniyi describes his project investigating innovative management for Dementia in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Mental Health Information Systems: A FundaMental Challenge

Grace Ryan explains why mental health information systems matter for global advocacy.
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#studyGMH: Addressing the burden of mental illness - a new postdoctoral fellowship in global mental health

Anne Stevenson, Program Director for the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Global Psychiatry, and Psychology Fellow Jessica Magidson blog about the new postdoctoral fellowship in global mental health .
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"Where there is no psychologist”: implementing low intensity psychological interventions for people in communities affected by adversity

Ken Carswell discusses the new programme of work on developing low intensity psychological interventions for communities affected by adversity being undertaken by the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
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#studyGMH: student perspectives from the AFFIRM Fellowship

Current students from AFFIRM blog about their MPhil Fellowship experiences.
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#studyGMH: A Focus on Capacity Building

Professor Crick Lund, Principal Investigator of Africa Focus on Intervention Research for Mental health (AFFIRM), introduces the MPhil AFFIRM Fellowship.
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