Mental health

43rd Annual AMERSA Conference


The Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA) are hosting their 43rd Annual AMERSA Conference from the 7th-9th of November 2019 in Boston.

16th Annual INEBRIA Conference

Lübeck ,

International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs (INEBRIA) is an international network, primarily consisting of researchers, and importantly also including policymakers, practitioners and other stakeholders interested in the potential of brief interventions in health and other settings to reduce the problems caused by alcohol and other drug use. 

The 4th International Congress on Addictive Behavior and Dual Diagnosis

Budapest, Hungary,

The 4th International Congress on Addictive Behavior and Dual Diagnosis will be organized around the theme “Exploring Advance Methodologies for Addiction & Mental Disorders Treatment”

Dual Diagnosis 2019 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on the latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive global discussions that address current issues in Dual Diagnosis 2019.

Building Healthy Communities: Stories of Resilience and Hope


The Mental Health Services (TheMHS) Conference is Australasia’s leading and most diverse mental health conference – and we will be holding our annual conference in Brisbane this August.

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Building Healthy Communities: Stories of Resilience and Hope’.

The Link between Childhood Trauma and Dissociation in Frequent Users of Psychedelics and Dissociatives

Sascha B. Thal, Judith K. Daniels & Henrik Jungaberle (2019) The link between childhood trauma and dissociation in frequent users of classic psychedelics and dissociatives, Journal of Substance Use, 24:5, 524-531, DOI: 10.1080/14659891.2019.1614234

Research suggests clear associations between the severity of childhood trauma, levels of substance use and dissociation - the detachment or disruption to normal consciousness. Despite the apparent link, it remains unclear whether the level of substance use can, in some part, explain the relationship between trauma severity and the extent of dissociation.

Implementation of the Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) within the Fijian Healthcare System: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation

Charlson et al. Int J Ment Health Syst (2019) 13:43
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To facilitate decentralisation and scale-up of mental health services, Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services committed to implementing the World Health Organization’s mental health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP). mhGAP training has been prolific; however, it remains unclear, beyond this, how successfully Fiji’s national mental health program has been implemented.

Atención de las Urgencias en Salud Mental

Published by
Dirección Nacional de Salud Mental y Adicciones, Ministerio de Salud y Desarrollo Social, Argentina

Esta publicación forma parte de la serie “Recomendaciones para la Red Integrada de Salud Mental con base en la Comunidad”, y tiene como objetivo acercar sugerencias y recomendaciones como herramientas de trabajo que orienten a la asistencia de las personas que refieran o presenten un padecimiento mental (incluyendo consumo problemático de sustancias y/o adicciones), sin ningún tipo de menoscabo o discriminación en toda institución de salud y e

Applications open: 2019 Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Collaborative Research Seed Funding

Applications are now open for the 2019 round of UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme and SPHERE Clinical Academic Group (CAG) Collaborative Research Seed Funding. The UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction Theme and SPHERE CAG aims to address the burdens imposed by neurological, mental health, and drug and alcohol disorders. It constitutes a network of internationally recognised researchers and clinicians leading in the understanding and treatment of complex clinical conditions with