Mental health

Latest publications

mhGAP Intervention Guide - Version 2.0

This is the second version (2016) of the mhGAP Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG) for mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) disorders in non-specialist health settings.

Group Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) for Depression

With this new manual WHO gives guidance on the use of interpersonal therapy (IPT) recommended as a possible first line treatment for depression.

Problem Management Plus (PM+): Individual psychological help for adults impaired by distress in communities exposed to adversity

This manual describes a scalable psychological intervention called Problem Management Plus (PM+) for adults impaired by distress in communities who are exposed to adversity.


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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.

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