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Mental health has always been a low priority worldwide. Yet more than 650 million people are estimated to meet diagnostic criteria for common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety, with almost three-quarters of that burden in low- and middle-income countries. Nowhere in the world does mental health enjoy parity with physical health. Notwithstanding astonishing medical advancements in treatments for physical illnesses, mental disorder continues to have a startlingly high mortality rate. However, despite its widespread neglect, there is now an emerging international imperative to improve global mental health and wellbeing. The UN's current international development agenda finalised at the end of 2015 contains 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG3, which seeks to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages. Although much broader in focus than the previous eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the need for worldwide improvement in mental health has finally been recognised. This Handbook addresses the new UN agenda in the context of mental health and sustainable development, examining its implications for national and international policy-makers, decision-makers, researchers and funding agencies. Conceptual, evidence-based and practical discussions crossing a range of disciplines are presented from the world's leading mental health experts. Together, they explore why a commitment to investing in mental health for the fulfilment of SDG3 ought to be an absolute global priority.
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Foreword : the new UN health agenda / Jeffrey Sachs The global mental health imperative and the role of the World Health Organization within the UN 2030 agenda / Shekhar Saxena and Laura Davidson The rights to mental health and development / Larry Gostin and Laura Davidson Meeting SDG3 : the role of economics in mental health policy / Martin Knapp and Valentina Iemmi The relationship between mental health and poverty in LMICs / Judith Bass Meeting SDG1 and SDG3 : addressing the link between mental health and economic development in vietnam / Chris Underhill, Victoria Ngo and Tam Nguyen Social entrepreneurship and systems thinking about mental illness in lmics / Sean Kidd and Kwame McKenzie Understanding traditional and other culture-based approaches to mental illness in lower and middle income contexts / Joseph D. Calabrese Addressing mental health from a gender perspective : challenges and opportunities in meeting SDG3 / Carol Vlassoff Men's mental health and wellbeing : the global challenge / Svend Aagesen The mental health and well-being of migrants in the context of the 2030 sustainable development agenda / Guglielmo Schinina and Karoline Popp The sustainable development goals and child and adolescent mental health in low and middle income countries / Cornelius Ani and Olayinka Omigbodun The global challenge of mental health and ageing, and scalable innovations in mental health services for older adults / Stephen J. Bartels Strengthening government policy to achieve target 3.4 of SDG3 / Rachel Jenkins Mental health, disability rights and equal access to employment : global challenges in light of the SDGs / Aart Hendriks Prioritising rights-based mental health care in the 2030 agenda / Dainius Puras and Julie Hannah Natural and humanitarian disasters, and mental health : lessons from Haiti / Giuseppe Raviola Paradigm shift : treatment alternatives to psychiatric drugs, with particular reference to LMICs / Peter Lehmann Mental disability, the European Convention on Human Rights and fundamental rights and freedoms, and the sustainable development goals / Peter Bartlett The sustainable development goals, psychosocial disability, and the meaning of wellbeing in SDG3 : towards an approach that combines the subjective and objective / David Bilchitz International monitoring and enforcement mechanisms for violations of human rights in the global mental health context / Laura Davidson The law as sword and shield : realising the rights of those with psychosocial disability through international, national and regional complaints systems / Laura Davidson A case study : Colombia, conflict, and the peace process from a user-perspective / Salam A. Gómez Legislating on mental health in India to achieve SDG3 / Amita Danda Breaking the restraints : civil society's struggle to abolish human rights violations in Israel's psychiatric system / Sharon Primor and Dahlia Virtzberg-Rofé Afterword : joining up for our future in global mental health / Vikram Patel .
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