Mental disorders seek space at the global health table

Kondro, Wayne
November 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 17, pE767
Academic Journal
The article reports on issues concerning mental disorder which seeks for inclusion in the global health agenda. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental health disorders cause about one million suicides annually worldwide. It states the efforts taken by Dr. Thomas Insel, director of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, to advance the progress of modern interventions for mental illnesses. It adds the scarcity of comprehensive mental health or suicide prevention programs.


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