No health without mental health
World Mental Health Day on 10 October raises public awareness about mental health issues. The Day promotes more open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention and treatment services. The treatment gap for mental, neurological and substance use disorders is formidable especially in poor resource countries.
Physical and mental health are intertwined. There is a real need to deal with mental health problems of people with chronic physical illnesses and physical care of mental health consumers through a continued and integrated care.
2010 Mental Health Action
7th October 2010
WHO launches mhGAP Intervention Guide for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized health settings.
mhGAP Intervention Guide
mhGAP Evidence Resource Centre
World Federation for Mental Health
Programs for 2010