A workshop on the National Strategy on Mental Health was held in
The experiences of the departments of Sololá and Petén, and of the child and adolescent care unit of the San Juan de Dios Hospital, the strongest both in their community approach and in planning, were also presented. These experiences, along with those of the
PAHO/WHO consultants, Cecilia Escobar and Victor Aparicio, presented PAHO Strategy and plan of action on mental health and WHO mhGAP (mental health Gap Action Programme). During the Workshop, groups discussed two conditions - out of the eight included in the mhGAP - which are considered a priority in the country: depression and developmental and behavioral disorders in childhood.