Mental health

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Mental health action plan 2013 - 2020


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.

Investing in mental health: evidence for action


What governments and other stakeholders can do to reshape social attitudes and public policy around mental health.

Building back better


Emergencies, in spite of their tragic nature and adverse effects on mental health, are unparalleled opportunities to build better mental health systems for all people in need. This WHO publication shows how this was done in 10 diverse emergency-affected areas.

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Mental health publications can be downloaded from the links below or ordered from the WHO bookshop. If you encounter difficulties in downloading any of these documents please contact us at mhgap-info@who.int.

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