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KOSHISH Newsletters and Publications — Nepal

Latest newsletter from our member organization in Nepal! Greetings from KOSHISH Organization. Link below will take you to archive newsletters and other publications by KOSHISH. And Congratulations to Matrika Devkota, Chairperson of KOSHISH, awarded with Ashoka Fellowship!! http://koshishnepal.org/publication/index  

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World Mental Health Day – October 10, 2016

The WHO has a number of links for psychological first aid resources/training on their website for World Mental Health Day October 10, 2016. Please see their website and link below for more information. http://www.who.int/mental_health/world-mental-health-day/2016/en/    

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Letter to Governor by Courtenay Barnett — Turks and Caicos

Excerpts from letter by Courtenay Barnett, lawyer, Turks & Caicos Islands to Governor Peter Beckingham. Mr. Barnett has been strongly advocating for the rights of persons on the islands including those with mental health conditions. Please contact info@mentalhealthworldwide.com if you … Continue reading

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Calling on President John D Mahama to uphold MH Act and UN CRPD ratification — Ghana

The Accra Psychiatric Hospital in Ghana has been the site of many, many human rights violations reports. Yet there has been little change. Now there is talk of building a brand new psychiatric hospital?!! This indicates a lack of recognition … Continue reading

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Art is the Medicine by Dawn Marie Marchand presented by REDx Talks — Canada

“Art is the Medicine” by Dawn Marie Marchand See vimeo link https://vimeo.com/168471495 for a very powerful 15 minute video “Art is the Medicine”. Profound on many levels – Dawn Marie talks about her own suicide thoughts, using art as her … Continue reading

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Call for Papers – 10th Annual Bamenda Conference Disability and Rehabilitation — Cameroon

The 10th Annual Bamenda Conference on Disability and Rehabilitation November 24 and 25, 2016 Location: TBA, Bamenda, North West Region, Cameroon Theme: “Let’s get to know the Sustainable Development Goals; The contributions of disability and rehabilitation to achieving the SDGs” The annual Bamenda … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Me Now?: Finding My Voice in a System That Stole It — Scotland

Book written by Angela McCrimmon –  “Can You Hear Me Now?: Finding My Voice in a System That Stole It” All profits are going to mental health advocacy and she has been  Nominated for Health Champion Hero Award 2016. Angela’s writing was … Continue reading

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8th International Disability Law Summer School — Ireland

The 8th Annual International Disability Law Summer School is fast approaching. Many of our members have attended and highly recommend this program! See their website for more information.  The programme for the 8th International Disability Law Summer School is now … Continue reading

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International Diploma program now accepting applications — India

Applications are now being accepted for this year’s International Diploma on Mental Health, Human Rights and Law program. Many of our members have taken this program and we highly recommend it! Please contact us at info@mentalhealthworldwide.com if you would like … Continue reading

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Non-presentation of Mental Health Bill — Zambia

From our member Sylvester Katotnoka, Executive Director, Mental Health Users Network of Zambia and Disability Rights Watch Zambia. We would all like to express our deep concern that the Zambian Ministry of Health continues to disregard mental health. The current … Continue reading

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