Mental Health and Development
Targeting People with Mental Health Conditions as a Vulnerable Group
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World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241563949 ISBN-10    924156394X
Order Number    11500783 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    35.00 / US$    42.00 Developing countries:    CHF    24.50
English     2010        102   pages
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People with mental health conditions have been excluded from the development agenda despite being a marginalized and vulnerable group in countries all over the world. This report highlights the urgent need to redress this situation. It presents compelling evidence that people with mental health conditions meet major criteria for vulnerability and yet fall through the cracks of development aid and government attention. It makes the case for reaching out to this vulnerable group through the design and implementation of appropriate policies and programmes and through the inclusion of mental health interventions into broader poverty reduction and development strategies. It also describes a number of key interventions which can provide a starting point for these efforts. This report is a call to action to all development stakeholders - multilateral agencies, bilateral agencies, global partnerships, private foundations, academic and research institutions, governments and civil society - to focus their attention on mental health. By investing in people with mental health conditions, development outcomes can be improved.