Tag Archives: global

Empowerment, Identity and Hope. Recovery and Peer/User-led models in Global Mental Health

A review of Recovery and Peer/User-led theories/projects/stories worldwide in:
10 organization-examples
10 inspiring videos
10 recovery models/theories
10 relevant documents Continue reading

10 Global Mental Health Online Communities

February 2014:
This post is renewed. Please go to: 14 Global Mental Health Information and Network Websites

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Some of the most (cost) effective ways to improve Mental Health and in Low and Middle Income Countries are:
-Free sharing and distributing of knowledge and tools via internet
-Concerted global advocacy and innovation activities
-Possibilities for workers and users to connect and network with others

There are a couple of very valuable websites that offer these things. Sites that build bridges between organizations and/or give voice to people in the field. Here is an update of 14 of them.

A few websites of the previous list are left out, because these websites are dormant (Society for Emotional Well-being Worldwide, World Network of users and Survivors of Psychiatry and the Mental Health Community). I added 7 other ones.

I will start with the most interactive websites and end with the more static ones: Continue reading

10 pluses and 2 minuses for the World Mental Health Congress, 18-21 October 2011, Cape Town

With e few hundred other delegated from all over the world, I attended this 3 days biennial Global Mental Health Congress(WMHC2011), organized by the South African Federation of Mental Health(SAFMH) and the World Federation for Mental Health(WFMH). Besides 5 keynote lectures each day, there were 20 symposia, 21 free paper sessions, 16 workshops, 4 video-presentations and dozens meet-the-author poster sessions. Continue reading

332 Mental Health NGOs/user-organizations around the World:

Attention: Due to time constraints, I was forced to stop updating this list by the end of 2016. The information will be outdated soon. Sorry, I hope you will find your information elsewhere on the internet.

Every week in2mentalhealth has been highlighting one mental health NGO/user-organization on the in2mentalhealth Facebook page. All the big/small/nearby/faraway organizations highlighted were listed below in a random order. Each with own challenges and accomplishments. Continue reading

Time for a wedding! 10 good reasons for a marriage between Global Mental Health and the New Technologies

Most people with mental disorders in low income countries receive no treatment at all for their mental illnesses. The new technologies, like the internet and mobile devices, can solve part of this so called treatment gap. In ’10 good reasons’ the benefits of ICT in this global health field are clarified. 1: ICT is booming business, 2: Saving costs, 3: Reaching people, 4: Anticipating on globalization, 5: Raising awareness and fighting stigma, 6: Empowerment and independence, 7: Capacity building, 8: Global knowledge sharing, 9: Bottom up and demand driven, 10: Standardized and easy access of info. Continue reading