GMH Core (Overview)

Here are are some core resource materials to orient people to the GMH domain.
(Corientation)

Global Mental Health

Lancet Series, 2011 on Global Mental Health
Lancet Series, 2007 on Global Mental Health (This landmark series includes six articles and eight commentaries on GMH issues) http://www.thelancet.com/series/global-mental-health

Packages of Care for Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders in Low and Middle-Income Countries (2009) Public Library of Scince (PloS) http://www.globalmentalhealth.org/articles_plos-medicine-series_174.html

Where There Is No Psychiatrist: A Mental Health Manual (2003) by Vikram Patel http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/publications/books/rcpp/1901242757.aspx

WHO Mental Health publications

*Human resources for mental health: Workforce shortages in low-and middle-income countries. (2011) http://www.who.int/hrh/resources/observer8/en/index.html

*mhGAP Intervention Guide (2010) http://www.who.int/mental_health/evidence/mhGAP_intervention_guide/en/index.html

*Mental health and development report (2010) http://www.who.int/mental_health/policy/mhtargeting/en/index.html

*Improving health systems and services for mental health (2009) http://www.who.int/mental_health/policy/services/mhsystems/en/index.html

*mhGAP Mental Health Gap Action Programme: Scaling up care for mental, neurological, and substance use disorders (2008). http://www.who.int/mental_health/mhgap_final_english.pdf

*Project Atlas: Resources for Mental Health (2011, 2005, 2001) http://www.who.int/mental_health/evidence/atlas/en/

*IASC Guidelines for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings; What Should Humanitarian Health Actors Know (2010)

*IASC Guidelines for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (2007)

*Mental and Social Aspects of Health of Populations Exposed to Extreme Stressors (2003)

*WHO Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package (2003-2007) http://www.who.int/mental_health/policy/essentialpackage1/en/index.html

*World Health Report 2001. Mental Health: New Understanding, New Hope (2001) www.who.int/whr/2001/en

Notes: Helps for Mental Health–See the several materials for practitioners and consumers on various mental conditions and issues at NIMH http://www.athealth.com/ and Athealth http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

Notes: Human Rights and Mental Health–See the web site of the Movement for Global Mental Health. The material begins by listing several human rights treaties that the United Nations has ratified, beginning with the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These treaties guarantee civil, political, social, cultural, economic, religious, etc. rights. http://www.globalmentalhealth.org/articles_human-rights-and-mental-health_39.html

**See the brief and fascinating video on human rights from Veritas for historical context/relevance. http://www.youtube.com/user/VeritasForum#p/c/2/nCQWwkERit4

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Kelly ODonnell,
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Kelly ODonnell,
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