Tag: Mental Health

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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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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