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Global Mental Health

Global Resources

Please find below a selected set of links to organizations and guidelines that may be helpful to healthcare professionals, researchers, and program managers who are working in global mental health. 

American Psychiatric Association (APA)An organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental illness, including substance use disorders. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.

Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC): The primary mechanism for inter-agency coordination of humanitarian assistance. It is a unique forum involving the key UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.

IASC Reference Group on Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (MHPSS) 

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Network (MHPSS): A global platform for connecting people, networks and organizations, for sharing resources and for building knowledge related to mental health and psychosocial support both in emergency settings and in situations of chronic hardship.

Movement for Global Mental Health (MGMH): A network of individuals and organizations that aims to improve services for people living with mental health problems and psychosocial disabilities worldwide, especially in low- and middle-income countries where effective services are often scarce.

UN Refugee Agency: A global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. Mental Health and Psychological Support strategies, documents, and reports 

World Health Organization (WHO): Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people.

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