Investing in Mental Health: Evidence for Action
SOURCE LINK: WHO
The report shows that a strong case can be made for investing in mental health – whether to enhance individual and population health and well-being, protect human rights, improve economic efficiency, or move towards universal health coverage. The report also identifies a number of barriers that continue to influence collective values and decision-making – including negative cultural attitudes towards mental illness and a predominant emphasis on the creation or retention of wealth (rather than the promotion of societal well-being).
This resource is also available for download in Cross Cutting Component 1 ‘Advocate, Coordinate & Network' of International Medical Corps’ “Mental Health Integration Toolkit”. The Toolkit aims to increase the understanding of integrated mental health programs in humanitarian settings, and provides valuable guidance for better resource allocation and implementation of the steps and components of Mental Health Integration.