The NIMH global mental health research community and COVID-19

Havoc caused by the pandemic and the impending impact on economies, social structures, and health systems, has resulted in a global mental health crisis. The Director-General of the UN stated “The mental health and wellbeing of whole societies have been severely impacted by this crisis and are a priority to be addressed urgently.” Three critical actions were recommended: apply a whole-of-society approach to promote, protect, and care for mental health; ensure widespread availability of emergency mental health and psychosocial support; and support recovery from COVID-19 by developing mental health services for the future.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) supports a network of global research Hubs designed to address questions that arise as low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) widely implement sustainable, evidence-based mental health services. [Read More]

Source: Lancet Psychiatry