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Mental Health

Expertos revisan avances de la Salud Mental en la región de las Américas

2012-10-18 17:03:59

Con el objetivo de analizar las experiencias, logros y retos en la implementación de la Estrategia Regional de Salud Mental  y el Programa de acción para superar las brechas en salud mental de la OMS -mhGAP, expertos de veinticinco países de las Américas se reunieron en Panamá.  

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World Mental Health Day: Depression, the Most Common Mental Disorder

2012-10-09 17:49:06

Depression affects more people than any other mental disorder and is also one of the world’s leading causes of disability. Although it is a treatable disease, six out of every ten people who have depression in Latin America and the Caribbean do not seek or do not receive the treatment they need.

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World Suicide Prevention Day: Strategies to Prevent it

2012-09-10 14:31:33

For World Suicide Prevention Day, 10 September, WHO is releasing a framework for addressing the underlying causes of suicide and for developing action plans to suit each country and its communities. Suicide, though largely preventable, is one of the three leading causes of death among people in the most economically...

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Essential Medicines List for Emergencies and Disasters in the Caribbean

2012-08-03 11:18:22

Every year, countries are faced by threats of hurricanes, floods, landslides, earthquakes and volcanoes. Several diseases have been observed in the aftermath of such disaster situations. For example, floods can potentially increase the transmission of...

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