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Global Mental Health and Development

Edited by: Prof Harry Minas

This series of articles in International Journal of Mental Health Systems  explores the ways in which the concerns and objectives of global mental health overlap with and contribute to the objectives and promise of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. They critically examine the assertion that is the title of the Movement for Global Mental Health position statement on mental health in the post-2015 development agenda – that Mental health is essential to achieve sustainable development.

When submitting your manuscript, which may be research, review, debate or any other of the article types accepted by IJMHS, please state in the covering letter that you wish it to be considered for this thematic series. All manuscripts will undergo the standard peer review process.

  1. Co-production is a collaborative approach to service user involvement in which users and researchers share power and responsibility in the research process. Although previous reviews have investigated co-produ...

    Authors: C. E. Jakobsson, E. Genovesi, A. Afolayan, T. Bella-Awusah, O. Omobowale, M. Buyanga, R. Kakuma and G. K. Ryan
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:25
  2. Arthur Kleinman’s 2009 Lancet commentary described global mental health as a “moral failure of humanity”, asserting that priorities should be based not on the epidemiological and utilitarian economic arguments th...

    Authors: O. O Omigbodun, G. K Ryan, B Fasoranti, D Chibanda, R Esliker, A Sefasi, R Kakuma, T Shakespeare and J Eaton
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2023 17:6
  3. Internalized stigma has been found to be high among people with mental illness (PWMI) and it results in poor treatment outcome, increased disability and high economic burden. So, this study was designed to det...

    Authors: Lamesa Melese Sori, Faisel Dula Sema and Masho Tigabe Tekle
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:58
  4. Refugees and asylum seekers are exposed to a unique set of circumstances and experiences that are associated with an increased suicide risk. Suicide prevention training has been recognised as a central compone...

    Authors: Jessica Ingram, Bronte Lyford, Amanda McAtamney and Sally Fitzpatrick
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2022 16:24
  5. The negotiations on the SDG goals and targets, leading to the sustainable development Declaration in September 2015, are now in the final stages. Ensuring that people with mental disorders are not left behind ...

    Authors: Harry Minas, Atsuro Tsutsumi, Takashi Izutsu, Kathryn Goetzke and Graham Thornicroft
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2015 9:12
  6. 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...

    Authors: Julian Eaton, Ritsuko Kakuma, Alexandra Wright and Harry Minas
    Citation: International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2014 8:28