The action plan recognizes the essential role of mental health in achieving health for all people. It aims to achieve equity through universal health coverage and stresses the importance of prevention.
Strong links exist between mental disorders and other chronic diseases, not only with respect to their causes and consequences, but also in terms of their prevention and management.
A WHO expert survey to identify principles and actions for expanding community-based mental health services, and/or to downsize institution-based care.
This paper highlights effective actions that can be taken to reduce risk of mental disorders throughout the life course, both at the community level and country level.