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Are suicide and poverty associated in low and middle income countries?

Valentina Iemmi and Jason Bantjes explain and put in context their recent review article examining the relationship between suicide and poverty in LMICs.
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Tackling the ‘New Beast’: Mental Health for People Living with HIV

Ahead of their presentations at the AIDS2016 Conference, SHM discuss the need to include mental health in the HIV/AIDS debate and how their Khuluma project addresses this.
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Successful launch of the “Mental Health Funding and the SDGs: What now & who pays?” report in Sierra Leone

The MHIN Africa team sums up the recent mental health funding report launch in Sierra Leone.
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UN resolution calls for a human rights approach to mental health services

On 01 July 2016, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a new Resolution on Mental Health and Human Rights, calling on Member States to view mental health care from a human rights perspective and to take action accordingly.
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Maintaining the Momentum: Out of the Shadows

Florence Baingana of the WHO Sierra Leone office recounts 20 years of struggle for global mental health in the lead-up to the regional launch of the report 'Mental Health Funding and the SDGs: What next and who pays?’
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Hello from MHIN Africa!

MHIN Africa introduces itself as it gears up to create a more inclusive African network of mental health care stakeholders.
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Depression and HIV: the search for solutions in sub-Saharan Africa

Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu explains why mental health care should be part of HIV care packages, and shows how her research can help address this issue in resource-poor settings.
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The health and wellbeing of our future lies with adolescents

This blog is on the future health and wellbeing of our society, and is based upon the recent launch of 'Our future: a Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing.'
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Making a difference in resource-limited settings

Social Entrepreneurism researcher Sean Kidd describes his efforts to understand how to build interventions up to the task of tackling complex mental health challenges in very challenging settings.
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Maintaining momentum: The buzz following the Innovation Fair

The International Medical Corps's MHPSS team recount their experiences and share their thoughts on the recent Innovation Fair held at the WHO/World Bank Group meeting “Out of the Shadows: Making Mental Health a Global Priority.”
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The World Humanitarian Summit Needs Mental Health & Psychosocial Support

Ananda Galappatti advocates for an issue that is missing from the agenda  of the World Humanitarian Summit (currently being held in Istanbul)— the provision of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) to persons affected by crisis events.
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Partnerships, planning and pitching for scale up of Atmiyata project in India

How 5 years, 3 days and 10 minutes led to policy change for the Atmiyata project, India
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Protecting the most vulnerable: Supporting people with mental disorders during disasters

The issues to be discussed and debated during the World Humanitarian Summit are all worthy, however we must not let the special needs of people with mental disorders get lost.
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Capitalising on change: How can we generate mental health funding?

ODI's Jessica Mackenzie and Christie Kesner announce their forthcoming report 'Mental health funding and the SDGs: what now and who pays,' which summarises current funding opportunities in global mental health and proposes paths forward.
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A crisis within a crisis: mental health in humanitarian contexts

Overshadowed by the urgent calls for food, water, medicine and shelter, the mental health needs of people living in humanitarian settings are often forgotten or ignored. Grand Challenges Canada is beginning to tackle this hidden crisis through innovation.
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Addressing a silent disparity – for the price of two cups of coffee

On the first World Maternal Mental Health Day, the Thinking Healthy programme addresses perinatal depression for US$10 per woman per year
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Young gay and bisexual men six times more likely to attempt suicide than older counterparts

Young gay and bisexual men are at significantly greater risk of poor mental health than older men in that group, according to new research published in the Journal of Public Health
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What do we get back by investing in mental health?

Summary of results from recent Lancet Psychiatry paper Scaling-up treatment of depression and anxiety: a global return on investment analysis
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