Journal article

A position statement on mental health in the post-2015 development agenda

Julian Eaton, Ritsuko Kakuma, Alexandra Wright, Harry Minas

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The Millennium Development Goals have guided development co-operation in the 15 years up to 2015, achieving some significant progress in the priorities on which they focused. As the framework for the post-2015 development agenda is negotiated, this article reviews the evidence for the place of mental health in broader development issues that have already been outlined in the run-up to 2015. DISCUSSION: If mental health is going to be recognised as having an essential role in development, there needs to be a consensus on priorities for advocacy. Various key issues emerged from a survey of stakeholders in the Movement for Global Mental Health (MGMH), leading to a Position Statement..

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