3. Overview of Mental Health Policies Worldwide

  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.ch3

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) Overview of Mental Health Policies Worldwide, in Community Mental Health: Putting Policy into Practice Globally, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119979203.ch3

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

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Keywords:

  • community mental health services;
  • mental health policies and legislation;
  • Europe, Mental Health Declaration and Action Plan;
  • community mental health services;
  • mental health into primary health care;
  • Latin America, mental disorders and social inclusion;
  • South Asia, lacking mental health policies;
  • recovery-focused, community-oriented services in Australia;
  • Australia and Mental Health Commission

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Europe

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Africa

  • South Asia

  • East and South-East Asia

  • Australasia and South Pacific

  • Key points in this chapter

  • References