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Mental Health and COVID-19

WFMH President’s Foreword

World Mental Health Day, a programme of the World Federation for Mental Health, annually raises awareness within the global community about the mental health challenges, gaps and priorities through collaborative and unifying voices aimed at taking action, addressing and creating lasting change in a world where we need to restore the dignity of all living with mental health needs…

HRH Princess Iman Afzan Al-Sultan Abdullah

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought great disruptions and immense challenges all across the globe. Uncertainty and major changes to the way we live our lives are having a considerable impact on our mental health. Nonetheless I remain optimistic that amidst such adversity, there are silver linings for the mental health community…

XIII Argentine Mental Health Congress

As part of the program of the XIII Argentine Mental Health Congress and the 6th WFMH Regional Congress, which will be held from October 6 to October 10 on the congress’s virtual platform, we will be holding a roundtable to celebrate World Mental Health Day…

Mental Health Film Prize: public vote

As many of you know, WHO has created a special category for mental health for this year’s Health for All Film Festival. Out of the 60 films in competition, four have now been shortlisted for a public vote…

COVID 19 – Greater Protection Needed in Psychiatric Hospitals

The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) is deeply concerned about the mental health crisis in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic…

Policy Brief: COVID-19 and the Need for Action on Mental Health

Although the COVID-19 crisis is, in the first instance, a physical health crisis, it has the seeds of a major mental health crisis as well, if action is not taken…

Mental Health and COVID -19 Appeal

If you agree to support the Appeal for National Plans for Mental Health during the Coronavirus Global Emergency…

Mental Health and COVID -19

Appeal for National Plans for Mental Health during the Coronavirus Global Emergency. The World Federation for Mental Health appeals to all countries and their governments to ensure that national mental health plans are designed to manage the mental health consequences of the global coronavirus health emergency…