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Report: World Support For Mental Health Care Is 'Pitifully Small'
Posted on Oct 15 2018

Discusses a recent report from the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health. The report calls for more reliance on community health workers, greater attention to stigma, a broader definition of mental illness to include mental health, a search for ways to create resilience in currently healthy people and the use of technology tools for diagnosis and therapy. The Commission notes the availability of funding is "alarmingly low," citing a comparison between how much was spent on other diseases in 2013 and how much was spent on mental illnesses.