This World Mental Health Day, we celebrate the progress made in recognizing mental health as part of the global development agenda and in investing in global mental health. However, we need to do more in order to reach millions.
Posts Tagged: mental health
How Farm Radio & Dr. Stan Kutcher Increased the Availability of an Essential Medicine in Malawi and Tanzania
Read how Farm Radio achieved the support of policy makers and influenced important policy decisions in Malawi and Tanzania.
‘Friendship Bench’ tackles mental health and HIV in Zimbabwe and beyond
Read how the success of the Friendship Bench, funded by Grand Challenges Canada, is bringing partners together to think about how to scale up to other areas in Harare and beyond.
The Heroes of the OSITA Project: How two victims of armed conflict became accomplished mental health counsellors
Mental health needs in Colombia are pervasive and population-wide. Read the stories of Elvia & her daughter Arely – two heroes of the OSITA project.
#WMHD2015: I have a name
The Banyan, supported by Grand Challenges Canada, will continue to bring dignity to persons living in poverty and mental illness in India, enabling them to live meaningful lives as valued members of their families and communities.
Partnering for Impact at Scale
Grand Challenges Canada and the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) co-hosted the conference “Solving the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health: Partnering for Impact at Scale” in Toronto, Canada in June.
IDW #2 – Erasing the stigma around Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders
February 1 to February 7 marks International Development Week (IDW), celebrating Canada’s contribution to international development, especially in improving the health of women and children. The theme this year is “We are making a difference!” The entire week, Grand Challenges Canada will publish short success stories, showing how our Bold Ideas with Big impact are […]
How an innovative smartphone EEG is transforming epilepsy in Bhutan
Walk the streets of Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, and you will encounter Buddhist monks draped in floor-length red and orange robes, chatting away with ears pressed to cellphones.
A content analysis of Global Mental Health from a policy perspective
Marguerite Regan is the Knowledge Exchange officer for the Mental Health Innovation Network (MHIN), concentrating on developing resources and methods to bridge the gap between the stakeholder groups within the global mental health sphere. This blog gives a background and summary of a report produced by the Overseas Development Institute, which characterizes mental health as […]
The Friendship Bench – Relieving the burden of common mental disorders in Zimbabwe
Dixon Chibanda (University of Zimbabwe) was awarded a grant under Grand Challenges Canada’s Global Mental Health program, for his ‘Friendship Bench Project’. The Global Mental Health program seeks to improve treatments and expand access to mental health care in low- and middle-income countries. During the recent Grand Challenges Canada Community Meeting, I was able to […]