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William W. Eaton and M. Daniele Fallin

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190916602

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190916602.001.0001

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Mental Health Systems Around the World

Mental Health Systems Around the World

(p.467) 17 Mental Health Systems Around the World
Public Mental Health

Shekhar Saxena

Jeremy Kane

Noa Krawczyk

Judith K. Bass

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the concepts, definitions, measurement instruments, and sources of data bearing on global mental health and mental illness. The discussion reveals the limited use of system-level instruments and readily comparable global data to help guide international public mental health policy. The chapter includes selected data on mental health systems around the world and gives an overview of mental health–related activities by leading international agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, the United Nations Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases, the United Nations International Children’s Educational Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and a range of international research consortia. The presence or absence of mental health policy, the presence of law relevant to mental health, and the presence of mental health care facilities around the world are reviewed.

Keywords:   mental health system, World Health Organization, WHO, WHO-AIMS, Mental Health Atlas, low- and middle-income countries, UNIATF, UNICEF, UNHCR

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