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World Bipolar Day: Strength for today, Hope for tomorrow

Insights from the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder (ANBD), the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) into Bipolar Disorder and whats currently being done to treat and prioritise it across the world.
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The role of diaspora organisations in developing culturally appropriate mental health care in the UK

The Uganda Diaspora Health Foundation discuss what diaspora can contribute to mental health at home and abroad.
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Mental health in the foreground of the World Innovation Summit for Health

This entry reflects on some of the mental health topics covered at this year's WISH Summit, held in Qatar
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Treating and defeating epilepsy in low resource settings

Alex Wright from WHO shares her findings during the implementation of the WHO Programme: Reducing the Epilepsy Treatment Gap
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Improving access to care for people with epilepsy through Domestic Health Visitors in Lao PDR (DHeVELoP program)

To commemorate International Epilespy Day, this blog introduces the DHeVELoP Program, currently underway in Lao PDR.
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The Bhutan Epilepsy Project

Farrah Mateen from the Global Neurology Research Group shares a blog for International Epilepsy Day
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Canada announces $1 million investment to improve mental health in African nations

GCC announces an investment in a social franchise approach to scale up treatment & support of mental illness in resource poor countries
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The case for mental health on the post-2015 SDG agenda

MHIN's Knowledge Exchange Officer Marguerite Regan highlights the crucial discussions currently underway to shape the global development agenda.
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#ItGetsBrighter: A platform for young people experiencing mental health issues to share messages of hope

The launch of an exciting new campaign to support young people struggling with mental health issues.
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Breaking Through Depression: What is the best way to reach people suffering from depression in resource-poor settings?

Chris Underhill shares his latest blog, Breaking Through Depression, ahead of The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2015
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Bridging the Gap: The MHIN Knowledge Exchange Strategy

An introduction to knowledge exchange and the newly developed MHIN Knowledge Exchange Strategy 2014-2017
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WHO QualityRights Project: Addressing a Hidden Human Rights Emergency

Drs Michelle Funk and Fahmy Hanna, and Ms Natalie Drew discuss WHO's recent response to human rights violations, stigma and discrimination towards those with mental and psychosocial disabilities
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Human Rights 365: Every Day is Human Rights Day

To commemorate International Human Rights Day, Shamaila Usmani highlights some of the global mental health innovations that tackle human rights violations
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Where did all the depression go?

Prime researcher Charlotte Hanlon discusses the widespread issue with underdetection of depression at primary healthcare.
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#FundaMentalSDG blog series: The intertwined link between mental health and all aspects of health

Dr Laurie Charles, from Our Lady of the Lake University, USA, gives her perspective on why even for those in high-income countries, mental healths inclusion in the SDGs is a neccesary step
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Mental Health for Sustainable Development: The joint All-Party Parlimentary Report launched

In this blog, Marguerite Regan, MHIN knowledge Exchange Officer, discusses the new Mental Health report which was published by the the Global Health and Mental Health All-Party Parlimentary groups.
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Eliminating Violence Against Women: The Key to Better Mental Health?

Karen Devries, a social epidemiologist from the Gender, Violence, Health Centre (LSHTM), discusses the relationship between violence against women and mental health
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A content analysis of Global Mental Health from a policy perspective

This blog gives a background and summary of a report produced by the Overseas Development Institute, which characterises mental health as a policy issues and recommends engagement strategies for the Mental Health Innovation Network and global mental health community.
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#FundaMentalSDG blog series: Evolving concepts of care for the mentally ill In the Middle East: How can the SDG help?

Dr. Loza, a Consultant Psychiatrist from Egypt, discussed the current crisis in care for people with mental illness in the Middle East, and how the SDGs can help make this a priority.
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#FundaMentalSDG blog series: No Sustainable Development Without Mental Health

Ananada Galappatti, a medical anthropologist, who has worked primarily with mental health and community services in the context of conflict, disaster and poverty, argues why there cannot be sustainable development without mental health.
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