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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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Out of the Shadows, spoken word by Shane Green

Spoken word piece summarising the World Bank - World Health Organization Out of the Shadows: Making Mental Health a Global Priority by Grand Challenges Canada's Director of Programs, Dr Shane Green
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Mental health parity in the Global Health and Development agenda

WBG and WHO explore the consequences of leaving mental disorders out of the health dialogue in the lead up to the "Out of the Shadows: Making Mental Health a Global Development Priority" event.
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Announced: Innovations to show World Financial Leaders affordable mental health care is possible

Over 50 mental health innovations will be showcased in Washington D.C. on 13 April 2016
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World financial leaders: Improve the mental health and wealth of your nation

Innovation Fair to showcase effective, affordable mental health care