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More Investment Needed In Global Mental Health Services As ‘Huge Inequalities’ Exist, WHO Report Says

Reuters: Countries must invest more in mental health in hard times: WHO
“Rich and poor countries alike must invest more in mental health care, especially during economic crises when rates of depression and suicide tend to rise, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday…” (Nebehay, 7/14).

U.N. News Centre: New U.N. report finds ‘huge inequalities’ in global mental health services, calls for more investment
“…The Mental Health Atlas does point out that many countries are, in fact, making progress on policy- and law-making for mental health which, the WHO says, provide ‘the bedrock for good governance and service development.’ At the same time, however, most of the policies and laws are not fully in line with international human rights instruments and suffer from weak implementation…” (7/14).

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