11. Lessons Learned and Recommendations for the Future

  1. Graham Thornicroft1,
  2. Maya Semrau1,
  3. Atalay Alem2,
  4. Robert E. Drake3,
  5. Hiroto Ito4,
  6. Jair Mari5,
  7. Peter McGeorge6 and
  8. R. Thara7

Published Online: 26 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119979203.ch11

Community Mental Health: Putting Policy into Practice Globally

Community Mental Health: Putting Policy into Practice Globally

How to Cite

Thornicroft, G., Semrau, M., Alem, A., Drake, R. E., Ito, H., Mari, J., McGeorge, P. and Thara, R. (2011) Lessons Learned and Recommendations for the Future, in Community Mental Health: Putting Policy into Practice Globally, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119979203.ch11

Author Information

  1. 1

    Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  3. 3

    Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, USA

  4. 4

    National Institute of Mental Health, National Centre of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan

  5. 5

    Department of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil

  6. 6

    Urban Mental Health Research Institute, Inner City Health Program, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia

  7. 7

    Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF), Chennai, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119998655

Online ISBN: 9781119979203



  • challenges, lessons learned and recommendations;
  • mistakes identified across regions;
  • key mistakes in community mental health care;
  • reform of mental health care with party-political interests;
  • factors contributing to mental health care success;
  • coordination and oversight of efforts;
  • deinstitutionalization in Australasia;
  • Pacific Nations and WHO initiative PIMHnet;
  • human rights, stigma and social inclusion


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Mistakes identified across regions

  • Lessons learned and recommendations across regions

  • Africa

  • Australasia and South Pacific

  • Europe

  • North America

  • Latin America and Caribbean

  • South Asia

  • East and South-East Asia

  • Key points in this chapter

  • References