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The Integration of Mental Health into Primary Care

| June 20, 2013 | 2 Comments
The Integration of Mental Health into Primary Care

Mental health is one of the biggest problems facing modern medicine today, yet it is often overlooked in terms of primary care. Not only do mental disorders have a heavy economic and social burden on society, but also few of those who need assistance with mental disorders actually receive the treatment they require. In order to close this gap in mental health treatment and increase access to mental healthcare, mental health services should be integrated into primary healthcare through health policy legislation and education of primary care workers.

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In the Spotlight: The Renewed Discussion of Mental Health in the U.S.

| April 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
In the Spotlight: The Renewed Discussion of Mental Health in the U.S.

Due to the recent string of public violence that has been highlighted in the media, mental health is once again enjoying the spotlight of discussion in U.S. policy. In order to create a more effective system of care, the U.S. must learn from other countries’ systems of care and focus on community outreach programs that provide mental health care and education.

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The Forgotten Disease: Implications for the Future of Mental Health Care in Ghana and the U.S.

| October 19, 2012 | 1 Comment
The Forgotten Disease: Implications for the Future of Mental Health Care in Ghana and the U.S.

As reported by the Ghanaian NGO Basic Needs, a man by the identity of M. has been suffering through his mental illness and wandering about Ghana’s countryside for nearly 20 years, eventually getting his leg stuck in a fallen tree trunk. M. has remained in that same position for four years, plagued by his disease and nearly forgotten by the rest of society.

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Celebrity and Stigma: Exploring Brandon Marshall as a Mental Health Advocate

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
Celebrity and Stigma: Exploring Brandon Marshall as a Mental Health Advocate

This second segment of a two-part series focuses on defining a mental health advocate who can quell the stigma associated with mental illness. Read the first segment here.  The dire need for a stigma-defying mental health advocate is especially critical given that individuals with such illnesses continue to struggle with pursuing and obtaining proper psychiatric […]

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Where is Mental Health?

| October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
Where is Mental Health?

This first segment of a two-part series focuses on the absence of mental health as a significant priority on the global health stage. Unlike the more visible problems of HIV, malnutrition, or maternal and child health, mental health has not attained a heightened sense of urgency on the global health stage. The World Health Organization […]

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