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WHO AIMS Guyana WHO AIMS Guyana

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Suicide Mortality in the Americas Suicide Mortality in the Americas

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Strategy and plan of action on mental health Strategy and plan of action on mental health

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49th DIRECTING COUNCIL, 61st SESSION OF THE REGIONAL COMMITTEE, Washington, D.C., USA, 28 September-2 October 2009, CD49/11 (Eng.) / ORIGINAL: SPANISH

Resolution CD40/15 1997 about Mental Health Resolution CD40/15 1997 about Mental Health

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The need for mental health care in the Region, both now and in the near future, requires creative and scientifically-based intervention programs, as well as political will and social consensus for their promotion. The distribution of these needs is not random; the more adverse the living conditions, the greater the needs. Hence, investment in programs and services for the preservation and recovery of mental health at every age will increase the populations that attain sustainable human development. Response to these needs is possible thanks to the significant advances made in knowledge about the brain, in psychology and sociology, and in the development of prevention models and technologies at all levels of care. This document examines the bases for action, the objective of the program, and its principal components, as well as the functional approaches to technical cooperation. The document discusses two initiatives in particular: (1) the initiative to restructure psychiatric care, which promotes the improvement of psychiatric services and their transfer to the community, thereby facilitating their integration into primary health care and the development of programs to reduce the prevalence of depression, epilepsies, and psychoses; and (2) the initiative to promote mental health and the psychosocial development of children.

At its 120th Session, the Executive Committee adopted a resolution for consideration by the XL Directing Council (CE120.R20, Annex) aimed at: (1) supporting promotion and prevention activities in mental health through the formulation of national mental health plans articulated with health and human development plans; (2) ensuring the inclusion of mental health services in the care provided by all health services; (3) supporting the restructuring of psychiatric care; (4) implementing community programs to reduce the prevalence of untreated neuropsychiatric disorders of the type described above and their psychosocial impact; (5) fostering activities to promote mental health and the psychosocial development of children; (6) strengthening the managerial capacity of the divisions/departments of mental health (or in their absence, establishing them); and (7) fostering the development of technical personnel to serve as leaders in mental health.

Report on the Mental Health Systems in Central America and Dominican Republic Report on the Mental Health Systems in Central America and Dominican Republic

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Report on the Assessment of the Mental Health Systems in Central American countries and Dominican Republic using the

World Health Organization Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems (WHO-AIMS), OPS/WHO, 2009

PROTECTING MENTAL HEALTH DURING EPIDEMICS PROTECTING MENTAL HEALTH DURING EPIDEMICS

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Contents

 
  1. Introduction
  2. Psychosocial Vulnerability
  3. Impact on Mental Health
  4. Mental Health Care
  5. Management of Dead Bodies
  6. Psychosocial Care for Response Teams Working to Provide Care During the Epidemic
  7. Mass Communication Strategies: The Importance of Truthful,   Appropriate, and Timely Information
  8. Final Considerations

Promoting Health, Mental Health Promoting Health, Mental Health

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 Health in the Americas, 2007 Volume I–Regional

PROMOTING HEALTH

  • Mental Health
  • The Burden and Magnitude of Mental Health Disorders
  • Disasters and Mental Health
  •  The Response
  • Prospects for Change

 

 

Prioritizing Mental Health Services in the Community, Belize Prioritizing Mental Health Services in the Community, Belize

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principles of Brazil principles of Brazil

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The Ministry of Health of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) convened governmental mental health officers, organizations of the civil society, consumers and family members to the “Regional Conference on Mental Health Services Reform – 15 years after the Caracas Declaration”, 7 - 9 November 2005, to evaluate the progress achieved since 1990.

November Bulletin MH-08 November Bulletin MH-08

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