Panama, 6-8 October 2010: Regional Conference on Health Mental “20 years after the Caracas Declaration”
The Regional Conference on Mental Health was held in
Panama City on 6-8 October within the framework of the celebration of a historical event in the field of mental health: 20 years of the Caracas Declaration and of the Initiative for the Re-structuring of psychiatric care in
Latin America, launched by the Pan American Health Organization PAHO/WHO in 1990.
The reduction of crime through the implementation of the “Carrot Plan” is one of the programs of the Municipality of La Victoria, Peru, nominated for Good Government Practices 2010 in the category of public safety, a prize awarded by the NGO "Ciudadanos al Día".
This practical guide to mental health and psychosocial support (in Spanish) has been produced following a
psychosocial and community approach so that the intervention center can detect and anticipate problems and strengths with a community perspective. It has been designed to be a user-friendly tool for emergency response teams. It has been specifically created for primary health care teams and those persons, institutions or organizations involved with these teams in responding to emergencies and providing humanitarian aid.
The main references for the preparation of the guide have been the “Practical Guide for Mental Health in Disaster Situations”, published by PAHO/WHO in 2006, and the “IASC Guidelines on mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian emergencies and disasters”, published by the Interagency Standing Committee (IASC) in 2007. The English version will be available shortly.
Granada, Spain, February 2012: Thematic Conference organized by the World Psychiatric Association and Wonca
Under the title "Mental Health and Family Medicine Professionals working together" the city of
Granada will host the second Thematic Conference organized by the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) and the World Organization of Family Doctors (Wonca), 9-11 February 2012, with a view to strengthening the collaboration between the groups that share mental health care.
“Adicción Mental” is a new on-line publication created by the National Department of Mental Health and Addictions of the Ministry of Health of
Argentina for the purpose of disseminating news, events, experiences, interventions, training, research and other information of interest in the field of mental health and addictions.
To subscribe to the bulletin (only in Spanish) send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
17-19 November, 2010,
DC. Sixth World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental and Behavioral Disorders.
Editorial Committee: Jorge Rodríguez, Hugo Cohen, Víctor Aparicio, Devora Kestel, Maristela Monteiro, Florencia Di Masi and Martha Koev
PAHO’s Mental Health is published bimonthly in English and Spanish.
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