The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health

PatelCheck out the recently released report from the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development, led by Dr. Vikram Patel. The commission explains that inaction on the mental health crisis will cost the world $16 Trillion by 2030. Much of the harm caused by inaction is preventable to people, communities and economies.  A shift to community-based care is recommended. As Dr. Patel emphasized at Coming Together for Action, everyone has “the right to be protected, the right to receive care, and the right to dignity and freedom”.

Highlights from the Latest AJO
Volume 88, Issue 6  

Eiroa-Orosa, F. J. & Lomascolo, M.(2018). Training mental health activists increases the well-being of participants with high baseline levels of self-stigma: Results of the Obertament training evaluation. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ort0000376

Chan, K. K. S., & Lam, C. B. (2018). The impact of familial expressed emotion on clinical and personal recovery among patients with psychiatric disorders: The mediating roles of self-stigma content and process. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ort0000327

Tummala-Narra, P., Li, Z., Chang, J., Yang, E. J., Jiang, J., Sagherian, M., . . . Alfonso, A. (2018). Developmental and contextual correlates of mental health and help-seeking among Asian American college students. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ort0000317

Saint Arnault, D., & Woo, S. (2018). Testing the influence of cultural determinants on help-seeking theory. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ort0000353

Tener, D., Lusky, E., Tarshish, N., & Turjeman, S. (2018). Parental attitudes following disclosure of sibling sexual abuse: A child advocacy center intervention study. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ort0000311

Human Rights Day 

Human Rights Day

 December 10th marks the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Global Alliance on Behavioral Health and Social Justice strives to embed its work in the principles of human rights. We recognize the connections between human rights and our work, from the rights of researchers to conduct their work without fear of harassment or intimidation, to the responsibility to act in accordance with human rights, from the opportunities to apply behavioral health knowledge in the service of human rights, to the need to ensure equality of opportunity in learning and developing a professional career in the interdisciplinary fields our members represent.

Check out our policy resolutions that deal with issues of human rights, like the Resolution on the Convention of the Rights of the Child and the Resolution on the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.