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World Mental Health Day 2014 blog series: Week 2

Throughout October, we will post a response from one of the MHIN community, who will share a range of perspectives, experiences and insights on what this year's theme of 'Living with Schizophrenia' means to them.
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World Mental Health Day 2014 blog series: Week 1

Throughout October, we will post a response from one of the MHIN community, who will share a range of perspectives, experiences and insights on what the theme of 'living with schizophrenia' means to them.
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Democratising capacity strengthening in research and practice

This week, we celebrate the theme of capacity building in research and practice, as Dr Erica Frank, founder of NextGenU, an online innovation in capacity building for health care practice, takes part in MHIN’s first webcast.
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Reflections on SOCAP's First Mental Health Panel

Darla Brewer, Health Theme Coordinator for SOCAP14, reflects on this year's mental health panel and highlights that take home message that investing in mental health is key.
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What's all the buzz about social entrepreneurship and global mental health?

Social entrepreneurship and global mental health: "At the intersection of money and meaning."
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Wanted: Investors to transform global mental health

Grand Challenges Canada's Karlee Silver explains how donors can enable impact in global mental health.
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StrongMinds: Taking an innovative therapy to an unprecedented scale

John Drain and Sean Mayberry from StrongMinds explain how local context and culture impact scalability
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Innovation for maternal mental health screening in South Africa

Thandi van Heyningen and PMHP team members explain why an ultra-short tool was needed to detect maternal mental health disorders in South Africa, and how they developed their own
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What social entrepreneurship can teach us

Sean Kidd explains how his interest in social entrepreneurship as a lens for exploring mental health innovations has evolved over ten years of service delivery and research
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World Humanitarian Day 2014: Courage, Resilience, and the Need for “Force Protection”

In honor of World Humanitarian Day, James Shultz and Clara Gesteira Santos ask us to recognize the commitment and resilience of humanitarian workers and call for better physical and psychological protection
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A United Front for Global Mental Health

The second All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) session on global mental health asks what the UK has done to improve mental health around the world so far, and what needs to be done to move forward.
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Mental Health Matters: Youth and Mental Health

In honor of this year's International Youth Day (IYD2014) theme "Mental Health Matters", Marguerite Regan explains why we need to talk about youth and mental health, what is being done nationally and internationally to improve young people's mental health, and how to keep the conversation from from IYD2014 going.
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Have Your Say on the Treatment Gap in Global Mental Health

Victoria de Menil and Valentina Iemmi describe the proceedings of the UK's first joint hearing on global mental health.
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Using Theory of Change? You need a champion

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The Mental Health Innovation Network: why it matters now

Building communities of practice is not new to public health. Or even mental health. There are great examples of expert and advocate networks catering to the professional and educational needs of mental health stakeholders regionally and nationally. So what about the global mental health community? Could it benefit from a similar network?
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What holds innovation back?

Learning from each others’ challenges and successes as global mental health innovators
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