Global Mental Health, should we connect the dots….?????
“A person struggling with his or her behavioral health may face stress, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, grief, addiction, ADHD orlearning disabilities, mood disorders, or other psychological concerns. Counselors, therapists, life coaches, psychologists, nurse practitioners orphysicians can help manage behavioral health concerns with treatments such as therapy, counseling, or medication. The new field of global mental health is “the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving mental health and achieving equity in mental health for all people worldwide”.“
“Global mental health is the international perspective on different aspects of mental health. It is ‘the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving mental health and achieving equity in mental health for all people worldwide’.Taking into account cultural differences and country-specific conditions, it deals with the epidemiology of mental disorders in different countries, their treatment options, mental health education, political and financial aspects, the structure of mental health caresystems, human resources in mental health, and human rights issues among others.
The overall aim of the field of global mental health is to strengthen mental health all over the world by providing information about the mental health situation in all countries, and identifying mental health care needs in order to develop cost-effective interventions to meet those specific needs.”