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Indonesia Making Progress To Improve Mental Health Care Services, U.S. News Reports

U.S. News & World Report: The Prison of Mental Illness in Indonesia
“…Lacking psychiatrists is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to under-developed mental health systems. Without trained professionals leading the effort it’s difficult to design the entire infrastructure of a mental health system, from primary care providers up to psychiatric hospitals. Experts also say developing countries don’t see mental health care as a priority, and so don’t fund it sufficiently. … In Indonesia, however, there are signs of progress. Indonesia passed a landmark mental health bill in 2014 that will provide a blueprint for developing the country’s mental health infrastructure. The country is now on its way to establishing the first national center for mental health research…” (Emont, 9/14).

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