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Depression/Mental Health News Uk/World: 12 years 11 months ago #867

Depression/Mental Health News Uk/World:

The World Federation For Mental Health: www.wfmh.com/index.html & www.wfmh.com

The World Federation For Mental Health is the only international, multidisciplinary, grassroots advocacy and education organization concerned with all aspects of mental health!.

Links & Resources: www.wfmh.com/links/index.html

Depression: The Painful Truth: www.wfmh.com/PainfulTruthsurvey.htm
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Re:Depression/Mental Health News Uk/World: 12 years 11 months ago #868

Depression/Mental Health News Uk/World: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Institute_of_Mental_Health

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is part of the federal government of the United States and the largest research organization in the world specializing in mental illness.

It is one of the 27 component organizations of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is in turn part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

It was formally established in 1949 and research is conducted at a central campus in Bethesda, Maryland, as well as being funded throughout the United States.

The stated mission of NIMH is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through ('biomedical') research on mind, brain and behavior.

NIMH is particularly known for studies of genetics, neuroscience and clinical trials of psychiatric medication.
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Re:Depression/Mental Health News Uk/World: 12 years 11 months ago #870

About: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH):
www.nimh.nih.gov/about/index.shtml

Vision:

NIMH supports innovative science that will profoundly transform the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders, paving the way for a cure.

Mission:

The NIMH mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior.

To fulfill its mission, the Institute is committed to the following priorities:

*support the integrative science of brain and behavior providing the foundation for understanding mental disorders;

*define the genetic and environmental risk architecture of mental disorders;

*develop more reliable, valid diagnostic tests and biomarkers for mental disorders;

*develop more effective, safer, and equitable treatments that have minimal side-effects to reduce symptoms, and improve daily functioning;

*support clinical trials that will provide treatment options to deliver more effective personalized care across diverse populations and settings; and

*create improved pathways for rapid dissemination of science to mental health care and service efforts.

To reach these goals, the NIMH divisions and programs are designed to emphasize translational research spanning bench, to bedside, to practice.

For targeted priorities and funding initiatives, please visit: www.nimh.nih.gov/about/organization/index.shtml
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Re:Depression/Mental Health News Uk/World: 12 years 11 months ago #871

The Mental Health Foundation: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

About the Mental Health Foundation website: Purpose: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/about-this-site

The website of the Mental Health Foundation outlines the charity’s work in research, policy, service development and service user involvement.

The site offers information and publications to download on research, good practice in services and on mental health problems and key issues.

It provides a daily mental health news service and directories of organisations, websites and events.

Website visitors can use forums and bulletin boards, join a mailing list and find out how to support the organisation.

The information on the site is taken from a variety of sources including our own publications, external websites and forums, as well as materials submitted by visitors to the site: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/about-this-site
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Re:Depression/Mental Health News Uk/World: 12 years 11 months ago #872

ABOUT: MOVING PEOPLE: www.movingpeople.org.uk/about/index.html &
www.movingpeople.org.uk

Moving People is a groundbreaking and diverse programme of national and local activity, led by four mental health organisations - Mental Health Media, Mind, Rethink, and the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.
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Re:Depression/Mental Health News Uk/World: 12 years 11 months ago #873

About Mental Health Media: www.mhmedia.com/about.html

All too often people with experience of mental distress are misunderstood, labelled and denied the opportunities that others take for granted.

At Mental Health Media we know that the most powerful way to challenge this prejudice is to help them get across the real story about mental health, change media representations, and lead the fight against discrimination.

We’re developing and delivering a range of projects which aim to educate and give people the tools and skills to take action.

And we work with journalists and broadcasters to inform their coverage of mental health issues.

We also run the annual Mental Health Media Awards which recognise and celebrate television and radio programmes about mental health which have the power to change minds and lives.

Mental Health Media has always promoted and supported the voice of people with learning difficulties.

We’re now developing a dedicated project, MEdia, which helps people with learning difficulties get the most out of the media.
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Re:Depression/Mental Health News Uk/World: 12 years 11 months ago #874

Mental Health: The World Health Organisation's (WHO)urges more investments, services for mental health: www.who.int/mental_health/en

www.who.int/mental_health/en/investing_in_mnh_final.pdf

mental health Global Action Programme (mhGAP)
Mental health has become a major international public health concern and WHO has placed high profile focus on the importance of mental health.

During 2001 the World Health Day (7 April 2001) was devoted to mental health and 155 countries celebrated the event.

World Health Day on April 7, 2001

World Health Day 2001 - Greek edition [pdf 16.73Mb]
During World Health Assembly 2001, 135 Health Ministers participated in the Ministerial Roundtables on mental health to discuss mental health in all its dimensions.

They vowed to improve the mental health of their populations.

A Call for Action by Ministers of Health

The topic of World Health Report 2001 was mental health: new understanding, new hope. The report sheds new light on mental disorders and offers new hope to those suffering from mental disorders and to their families. This report provides a comprehensive review of what is known about the burden of mental disorders and the principal contributing factors. It examines the scope of prevention and the availability of, and obstacles to, treatment. It provides a critical review of service provision and planning and concludes with a set of far-reaching recommendations that can be adapted by every country according to its resources and needs.

World Health Report 2001 - Greek edition [pdf 8.61Mb]
The mental health Global Action Programme (mhGAP) was developed as a follow-up to the 2001 World Health Report and provides a strategy for closing the gap between what is urgently needed and what is currently available to help individuals and families affected by mental illnesses.

This five-year programme prioritizes services for the most vulnerable population groups and focuses on prevention, treatment and rehabilitation for people with six priority conditions - depression, schizophrenia, alcohol and drug dependence, dementia, epilepsy, and the risk of suicide.

This programme also aims to increase the responsiveness of governments to mental health concerns, to enhance services, to reduce the burden of mental disorders, and to reduce the devastating impact of stigma and discrimination.

Moving forward:

The impact of WHO's efforts is already significant. Countries are beginning to act and move forward innovatively.

WHO hopes to catalyze this new energy to improve the mental health situation around the world.

Through the mental health Global Action Programme (mhGAP), there is the opportunity to advance the momentum generated into intensive action so that people with mental illness, wherever they are, can access needed services and can achieve the highest level of recovery.

For more information, please refer to the list of publications. List of Publications on Mental Health:

www.who.int/docstore/world-health-day/whd2001/index.en.html

www.who.int/mental_health/resources/WHD_2001_brochure_greek.pdf

www.who.int/mental_health/media/en/249.pdf

www.who.int/whr/2001/en/index.html

www.who.int/mental_health/resources/worl...report2001_greek.pdf

www.who.int/mental_health/resources/publications/en
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Re:Depression/Mental Health News Uk/World: 12 years 11 months ago #876

Depression leads to worst health:

Depression is a common condition:

Depression is a more disabling condition than angina, arthritis, asthma and diabetes, World Health Organization research shows: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6981678.stm

Post edited by: Scott_1984, at: 2007/10/20 06:18
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Re:Depression/Mental Health News Uk/World: 12 years 11 months ago #877

Mentally ill 'suffering neglect':

Mentally ill people in the developing world are being badly neglected, according to a study published in the Lancet medical journal: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6977262.stm
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Re:Depression/Mental Health News Uk/World: 12 years 11 months ago #878

Antidepressant prescribing soars:

The number of prescriptions for antidepressants in England has hit a record high despite national guidance advocating alternative treatments: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6653013.stm
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Re:Depression/Mental Health News Uk/World: 12 years 11 months ago #879

The Uk Government is to spend millions more on \"talking treatments\" for depression and anxiety in England.

Health Secretary Alan Johnson said by 2010, £170m a year would be spent - allowing 900,000 more people to be treated using psychological therapies: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7037400.stm
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Re:Depression/Mental Health News Uk/World: 12 years 11 months ago #880

About Mental Health Europe (MHE): www.mhe-sme.org/en/about-mental-health-europe.html

Mental Health Europe is a non governmental organisation committed to:

*The promotion of positive mental health.

*The prevention of mental distress.

*The improvement of care.
Advocacy.

*The protection of human rights of (ex-)users of mental health services, patients of psychiatric hospitals, their families, and carers.

www.mhe-sme.org

www.mhe-sme.org/en.html

www.mhe-sme.org/fr.html
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