Today marks World Mental Health Day, a day designed to raise public attention about mental health issues whilst also encouraging open and honest discussion about the topic.

This year’s theme is “investing in mental health” which seems highly apt given that the World Health Organisation estimates that the resources allocated for mental health are “inadequate especially in low resource countries”. “Low- and middle-income countries spend less than two per cent of their health budget on mental health” (WHO 2011) which is woefully insufficient given the global burden of mental health disorders is immense


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Comment by Gaston on October 17, 2011 at 8:13pm
We are also just discussing in Turkey to apply it to this issue. What do you think Dr. Sima, would it be possible? What are important considerations working in communities that face members with mental health issues?
Comment by Rituu B. Nanda on October 10, 2011 at 5:31pm
Warm greetings! Thanks for drawing our attention to this critical issue. In India we are planning to apply SALT with mental health.


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