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Page type: 
Policy and advocacy
Publication date: 
2016

Global mental health (GMH) is a growing domain with an increasing capacity to positively impact the world community’s efforts for sustainable development and wellbeing. Sharing and synthesizing GMH and multi-sectoral knowledge, the focus of this paper, is an important way to support these global efforts. This paper consolidates some of the most recent and relevant ‘context resources’ [global multi-sector (GMS) materials, emphasizing world reports on major issues] and ‘core resources’ (GMH materials, including newsletters, texts, conferences, training, etc.). In addition to offering a guided index of materials, it presents an orientation framework (global integration) to help make important information as accessible and useful as possible. Mental health colleagues are encouraged to stay current in GMH and global issues, to engage in the emerging agendas for sustainable development and wellbeing, and to intentionally connect and contribute across sectors. Colleagues in all sectors are encouraged to do likewise, and to take advantage of the wealth of shared and synthesized knowledge in the GMH domain, such as the materials featured in this paper.

K. O’Donnell* and M. Lewis O’Donnell Member Care Associates, Global Integration, Geneva, Switzerland

Approach: 
Advocacy
Disorder: 
All disorders
Setting: 
Community
Primary care
Population: 
Children and adolescents
Adults
Region: 
Africa
Middle East
North America
Central America and the Caribbean
South America
Asia
Europe
Oceania
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