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WHO’s push for addressing mental health

Jackie Garrick reflects on WHO’s recent Mental Health Gap Forum in Geneva, October 2016
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Mental health services in situations of conflict, fragility and violence: What to do?

Patricio V. Marquez and Melanie Walker from the World Bank Group discuss whether mental health service delivery can be integrated with crisis response, cost effectiveness of these interventions and scepticism.
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Three exciting launch events lined up for MHIN Africa

MHIN Africa reveal their upcoming launch activities.
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#GMHTopFive: Twitter accounts to follow for #globalmentalhealth updates

Five Twitter accounts to follow for #globalmentalhealth updates
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Celebrate World Mental Health Day 2016 with MHIN

Learn more about this year's World Mental Health Day theme on psychological and mental health first aid by exploring innovations and resources on MHIN.
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World Mental Health Day 2016 Dignity in Mental Health – Psychological and Mental Health First Aid for All

World Mental Health Day 2016 is fast approaching- this year's theme from the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) on 'Dignity in mental health – psychological and mental health first aid for all.’
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Depression in pregnancy increases risk of mental health problems in children

Depression in pregnancy increases the risk of behavioural and emotional problems in children, says a new review published in The Lancet Psychiatry.
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Research Gaps in Perinatal Mental Health: U.S. Racial & Ethnic Disparities and Neglected Global Populations

Research gaps in US perinatal mental health blog from the Maternal Health Task Force
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Happy 2nd Birthday mhinnovation.net! Top 10 proudest moments

To mark our 2-year anniversary, we’re looking back at our top 10 our proudest moments.
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Wear Your Label: clothing that creates conversations about mental health

In this Q&A with Wear Your Label Co-Founder, Kyle MacNevin, MHIN find out more about their innovative approach to tackling mental health stigma, particularly among young people.
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The Global Mental Health Movement By Celebrities And Individuals

In this HuffPo blog, Najma Khorrami explains the 3 qualities - awareness, empathy, and being non-judgmental - that are necessary to usher in a new norm in society -- and are increasingly being embraced by celebrities.
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#MentalHealthNow for #PositiveYouth at #AIDS2016

Project Khuluma's Jennifer Koen summarises her impressions from the recent AIDS 2016 conference, and points out how much work remains to be done surrounding funding for, and access to, psychosocial support and mental healthcare for those affected by HIV/AIDS.
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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.