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Pride month and mental health: we’ve achieved a lot but there’s a long way to go

As Pride month comes to a close, we’re reflecting and celebrating.

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Education, News

A mental health tsunami in Tonga

By Dr Leonaitasi Hoponoa, founder of the Tonga Mental Health and Disabilities Association

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Education, News

Mental health in 2022 – from global to local

Accelerated by the impact of COVID-19, a growing cross section of society around the world is calling for greater action on mental health.

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Education, News, Publications

Our 2022-2023 advocacy roadmap

This Global Mental Health Advocacy Roadmap 2022-2023 sets out an ambitious but achievable pathway towards realising our vision of a world where everyone, everywhere has someone to turn to in support of their mental health and wellbeing. 

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Education, News

No excuses left to fight depression

Almost four years ago, in 2018, a group of researchers — including experts from disciplines such as economics, epidemiology, neuroscience, primary care, psychiatry, psychology, and public health from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Italy, Japan, India, US, UK, the Netherlands, and Zimbabwe — were prompted by the scientific journal The Lancet in partnership with the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) to think about why depression remains a neglected global health crisis, despite abundant evidence that much can be done to prevent and aid recovery of people suffering from it even in resource-limited settings and to propose avenues for action.

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Education, Financing, HIV & TB, News, Rights, Suicide Decriminalisation, Systems, UHC

2021: A year in review for United for Global Mental Health

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Education, News

Global partners: World Mental Health Day 2021

As 10th October marked World Mental Health Day, this year we were delighted to see a huge cross section of society speaking out to highlight some of the most pressing issues around inequalities in mental health.

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Education, News, Suicide Decriminalisation

Comprehensive mental health action plan

This week the World Health Assembly is due to approve the updated WHO Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan (2021-2030). This article summarises what are the new aspects of this plan compared to the old one (2013-2020). For

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Education, Financing, News, Systems, UHC

Our statement to the 74th World Health Assembly

The tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic of the past year has put mental health into sharp focus across the world. The extraordinary increase in mental health needs - with the added challenges of COVID-19 - is taking its toll on already overburdened mental health services.

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Education, News

United for Global Mental Health joins the first-ever #MentalHealthAction Day

With the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting the growing mental health crisis, amid the continued struggle of systemic racism, we are proud to be joining a coalition of more than 1000 organizations, brands, government agencies and cultural leaders for the world’s first-ever Mental Health Action Day.

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