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#MHForAll: Putting psychoses on the global mental health agenda

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#MHForAll: Putting psychoses on the global mental health agenda  

Around the world more than 20 million people are affected by psychoses. People with psychoses are at high risk of experiencing impoverishment, premature mortality, stigma, and human rights violations. Moreover, they experience many barriers to accessing mental health services, particularly in low-income countries where services are severely under-resourced. 

 

Despite the large number of people whose lives are negatively impacted by psychoses, research in this area has been relatively neglected in the global mental health field. The majority of research on psychoses is from North America, Western Europe, and Australasia. Moreover, most research has not directly involved people with lived experience and their families. 

 

The Lancet Psychiatry Commission on Psychoses in Global Context is being launched to address these challenges, to evaluate existing evidence on psychoses, to raise the profile of psychoses, and to make actionable recommendations that guide research, policy, and development in this area.


Why is putting psychoses on the global mental health agenda important to improve the lives of people with psychoses and their families? What is the role of the Lancet Psychiatry Commission on Psychoses in Global Contexts in achieving this? And can you get involved in this work?



Next Tuesday we'll be joined by a panel of guest speakers at our next #MHForAll webinar to explore these questions and more. This week's line-up includes: 

 

  • Craig Morgan, Co-Director of the Centre for Society and Mental Health at King’s College London
  • Rangaswamy Thara, Vice Chairperson at Schizophrenia Research Foundation 
  • Soumitra Pathare, Director of the Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy
  • Ying Ying Lee, Research Officer at the Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
  • Mark van Ommeren (Chair)

 

Sign up for the webinar here, and send questions to webinars@unitedgmh.org