23 December 2011

Lancet 2nd Series on Global Mental Health



Executive summary
The Lancet Series on Global Mental Health 2011 follows up on the pioneering set of papers published by the journal in 2007. It tracks progress over the past four years, and adds information to provide an indispensible resource for health workers and policymakers. The subjects of the papers were chosen after consultation with the Movement for Global Mental Health, an international coalition of professionals and the public that is committed to improving access to mental health care and promoting the human rights of people affected by mental illness worldwide.
The Series comprises six papers addressing interventions to break the vicious cycles of mental health problems and poverty, global child and adolescent mental health, mental health in humanitarian settings, the scale-up of mental health services in low-income and middle-income countries, human resources for mental health care, and human rights violations of people with mental and psychosocial disabilities. Wide-ranging in both its scope and authorship, theLancet Series on Global Mental Health 2011 provides a benchmark of progress, and a renewed call to action.


Series Comments
A renewed agenda for global mental health
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The rights of people with mental disorders: WPA perspective
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A global scope for global health—including mental health
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Empowerment and partnership in mental health
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Series Papers
Poverty and mental disorders: breaking the cycle in low-income and middle-income countries
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Child and adolescent mental health worldwide: evidence for action
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Mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian settings: linking practice and research
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Scale up of services for mental health in low-income and middle-income countries
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Human resources for mental health care: current situation and strategies for action
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Human rights violations of people with mental and psychosocial disabilities: an unresolved global crisis
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