August 8, 2020

Mental Health Europe Responds to the Lancet Commission Report

Mental Health Europe recently published a response to the Lancet Commission Report released on World Mental Health Day 2018. 

“…the report’s key recommendations still come from a biomedical starting point, and therefore fail to recognise fully both the psychosocial model of mental health and community services. Change would involve tackling the power of the national and global institutions that provide structural support for the medical model, which has presided over the escalating epidemic of mental ill health. MHE would emphasise the need to invest in psychosocial support respectful of local customs, practices and beliefs instead of biomedical interventions

Read more here.

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