The WHO MIND Project: Psychosocial, Psychiatric Disabilities

Posted on 6 October 2007. Filed under: News, Psychiatric Disabilities | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The World Health Organization (WHO) has unvieled a project meant to improve the access to, and quality of, treatments available for psychosocial (psychiatric) disabilities such as depression or schizophrenia and neurological disorders such as epilepsy in developing nations.

Psychosocial disabilities and neurological disorders can make it harder for people living in poverty to earn a living and create better futures for themselves and their families.  In addition to the challenges presented by their differences, people with psychosocial or neurological disabilities must also face stigma, discrimination, and human rights violations.   The new WHO Mental Health Improvements for Nations Development (MIND) project is meant to help people overcome these barriers so that people with psychiatric and neurological disabilities can participate more fully in society.  The new web site is at:

http://www.who.int/mental_health/policy/en/


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4 Responses to “The WHO MIND Project: Psychosocial, Psychiatric Disabilities”

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I need more information on Psychitric Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Ignicious Murambidzi:

Thanks for your interest. We Can Do is still new so materials here are still limited, but do try clicking on “psychiatric disabilities” under “categories” to see what other posts I have made on this topic. (I might at some point change that category name to psychosocial disability). Also click on “rehabilitation.” And come back to We Can Do in the future to see what else I am able to post here.

Also explore the links in the blog roll (far right navigation bar toward the bottom; or at the very bottom of the page) for relevant links, for example World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry; also try cross-disability organizations such as Disabled People International, Rehabilitation International, Mobility International USA (www.miusa.org they have a database of international and local disability organizations worth exploring), and Handicap International. These may have links to further information.

Also,http://www.AskSource.info may have materials relevant to your interests.

I humbly request you to offer me a grant.Iam a Kenyan lady aged 50 years and physicaly challaged. I want to start business,to uplift the my life starndand. I hope for the best. Thanks in advance. Yours, Jeniffer Wangui.

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