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World Mental Health Day – 2017

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October this year. The overall objective is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide. Read more…

World Mental Health Day 2016
Mon 10th Oct, 2016
World Mental Health Day was established in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health. In some countries around the world, it forms just one part of the larger Mental Illness Awareness Week. Read more…

The Chains of Mental Illness in West Africa
In parts of West Africa, religious retreats set up camps for people with mental illnesses, where patients are frequently shackled and prayer is often the only treatment. BENEDICT CAREY of New York Times Reported on October 11, 2015. Read More…of mental Illness in West Africa

Where the police are part of mental health care
The following article appeared in “The Atlantic” written by Jenny Gold. Jenny writes in “Where the Police Are Part of Mental Health Care” that “Antonio and Bexar County, Texas, have completely overhauled their mental health system into a program that is considered a model for the rest of the nation. Today, the jails are under capacity, and the city has saved $50 million over the past five years”. Read more….

Rise in Autism May Be Due to Semantics, Study Finds (NBC News)
A new study suggests the idea that more kids are being diagnosed with autism not because something catastrophic has happened to U.S. children, but rather because they’re simply being classified and diagnosed differently. Read More….