Friday, October 5, 2012

BBC Report on Psychiatric Institution in Ghana

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Picture of Mental Health in Ghana

Basic Needs Ghana is an NGO in Ghana that has helped over 17,500 mentally ill people throughout to secure their basic rights and a life they can be proud of. This 2011 photo book provides a harrowing and heart wrenching account of the mentally ill inside Ghana.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Healing One Village at a Time - New York Times Article

Dr. Vikram Patel - a Leading Expert on Global Mental Health Gives a Riveting Lecture

Dr. Vikram Patel discusses the burden of mental health on the world and outlines a highly promising approach -- training members of communities to give mental health interventions, empowering ordinary people to care for others.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

NAMI | New National Strategy Launched for Suicide Prevention

NAMI | New National Strategy Launched for Suicide Prevention

New PSA - We All Have a Role to Play in Preventing Suicide

Centre for Mental Health Opens in India - will be a Regional Hub for South Asia

The Centre for Mental Health has been started by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in New Delhi. The centre will be a collaborative network of institutions in South Asia, with the shared goals of promoting research, building capacity and advocacy aimed at reducing inequalities in access to care and health outcomes.

The Hindu : Cities / Delhi : Research centre on mental health

Sunday, September 2, 2012

President Signs Order to Improve Access to Mental Health for our Veterans and Troops

President Obama plans to sign an executive order today aimed at reducing the rate of suicide and mental health disorders in veterans and troops by improving access to behavioral health care. The order directs cabinet agencies including the departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense and Health and Human Services and Education, to expand suicide prevention efforts, fill vacancies for mental health jobs and widen outreach to service members and veterans. For more info, please visit:

Mental Health Community (Online) Connects Activists and Practitioners Worldwide

This online community connects people working on mental health issues in Low and Middle-Income countries. It allows people to share information and experiences and to network with partners and colleagues all over the world. They welcome mental health workers, international aid workers, NGO activists, students and anyone who is interested. The organization is focused on Low and Middle-Income Countries joining the community and sharing information about their local projects and needs. There are already more than 200 members in the Online Mental Health Community and hopefully the number will be much growing in the future. The main goals of Mental Health Community are: CONNECT with people working on mental health issues in low and middle-income countries SHARE information about mental health projects, organizations, events and needs ADVOCATE for commitment to mental health in development aid Join the Mental Health Community Online!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Army Suicides Reach Record High in July

Thirty-eight U.S. military personnel took their lives in the month of July 2012. I believe that our government can do a better job addressing the mental health of our soldiers. This begins with shattering the stigma that surrounds mental health in our society and, especially, in the military.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Check out filmmaker Delaney Ruston's short film on a mother living with bipolar disorder in South Africa.

British artist shatters stigma

Interesting article on the new meaning of "mental health"