Mental health

Depression is common. More than 350 million people across the world – of all ages and from all communities – suffer from depression. In collaboration with WHO, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the "black dog of depression". The video resonates with millions of people and has recorded more than 5.5 million hits till the end of April 2015. Depression was described as a “black dog” like phenomenon constantly weighing down on the mind by former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.

Latest publications

mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide (mhGAP-HIG)

This guide contains first-line management recommendations for mental, neurological and substance use conditions for non-specialist health-care providers. It is a simple, practical tool to support general health facilities in areas affected by humanitarian emergencies.

Thinking healthy

This manual outlines an evidence-based approach describing how community health workers can reduce prenatal depression through evidence-based cognitive-behavioural techniques recommended by the mhGAP programme.

WHO MIND Project