Mental health

Atención de las Urgencias en Salud Mental

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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

Leadership in Mental Health

Sangath, India,

9th-20th December 2019

This course is an excellent opportunity to enhance your understanding and skills in the field of global mental health. The course takes place annually at Sangath, Goa, India, and it welcomes participants from across the world to share their experiences and learn collaboratively. SANGATH is now welcoming applications for this year's course.


Involving Service Users in Mental Health Policy Making

Lancaster, K., Seear, K., Treloar, C., & Ritter, A. (2017). The productive techniques and constitutive effects of ‘evidence-based policy’ and ‘consumer participation’ discourses in health policy processes. Social Science & Medicine, 176, 60-68.
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There has been increasing support for the engagement of people who use mental services in the process of policy improvement. It would seem to make sense that those most directly affected by policy responses should have their views represented. This brings in to question the alternate forms of ‘evidence’ that can be used as part of evidence-based practice.

ICCAD 2019


Optimal-ICAAD is a platform dedicated to expanding knowledge, exchanging ideas, advancing wellbeing and the prevention and treatment of Behavioural, Mental, and Emotional Health issues.

This year, iCAAD 2019 is about the realisation of challenging times both at a collective and an individual level. 

Mental Health in the Americas: An Overview of the Treatment Gap

Kohn R, Ali A, Puac-Polanco V, Figueroa C, López-Soto V, Morgan K, et al. Mental health in the Americas: an overview of the treatment gap. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2018;42:e165.
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[ABSTRACT]. Objective. To understand the mental health treatment gap in the Region of the Americas by examining the prevalence of mental health disorders, use of mental health services, and the global burden of disease. Methods. Data from community-based surveys of mental disorders in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, and the United States were utilized.

Alcohol Misuse in the Armed Forces

Leightley, Daniel, Jo-Anne Puddephatt, Laura Goodwin, Roberto Rona, and Nicola T. Fear. "InDEx: Open Source iOS and Android Software for Self-Reporting and Monitoring of Alcohol Consumption." Journal of open research software 6 (2018).
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Alcohol misuse in the UK armed forces is more than double than that of the general population, yet many of those who drink at harmful levels do not seek help. Preliminary research has shown how effective digital technologies can be used as a health intervention.

Recovery Connects 2019

Glasgow, United Kingdom,

The Recovery Collective are pleased to announce Scotland's first ever alcohol and drug-free festival Recovery Connects at Queen's Park Arena on Sunday 12th May!