Thinking globally to improve mental health – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. An initiative, led by the NIH and the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases has identified the top 40 barriers to better mental health around the world. NIH’s Dr. Pamela Collins highlights the top five.
Collins: Integrate screening and core packages of services into routine primary health care; to reduce the cost and improve the supply of effective medications; to provide effective and affordable community based care and rehabilitation; to improve children's access to evidence-based care by trained health care providers in low and middle income countries; and to strengthen the mental health component and the training of all health care personnel.
Narrator: For details on the initiative, visit www.nimh.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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