This is one of the five hubs awarded by US-NIMH to increase research capacity that can create better strategies to reduce the mental illness treatment gap in resource-poor settings. The three main driving principles for this proposal are:
A) to build capacity with a focus on strengthening within-region efforts so that sustainability and autonomy can be rapidly achieved.
B) to go beyond the traditional boundaries of mental health and develop strategic partnerships with other disciplines and health-research groups, and
C) to fully integrate effective mental health treatment into existing primary care and community health systems.
Recently on Latin-MH...
Since our last update, there have been two meetings of our study groups.
On March 30th, 2017, the 8th Latin-MH Study Group Meeting was held. The theme was "IntelliCare - Mobile Apps for Depression and Anxiety". This group had as a speaker Dr. Kenneth Weingardt, being transmitted online. If you participated, do not forget to tell us how the experience was responding to our meeting evaluation form sent by email. If you could not be, no problem! Our video has been recorded and is already on Youtube! To access, just click here!
As early as May 29th, 2017, the 9th Latin-MH Study Group Meeting was held, with the theme "New Technologies for Mental Health Assistance". In this group, we had the presence of Dr. Ines Hungerbühler, also transmitted online. Just like at our other meeting, if you participated, please respond to our evaluation sent by email. This meeting was also recorded and is available on our Youtube channel, to access it click here!
In addition, our PI, Dr. Paulo Rossi Menezes, participated in the "Transformative Opportunities for Solving the Global Challenges in Global Mental Health" held in Bethesda, NIMH headquarters, on May 8 and 9.
Finally, our new Newsletter was launched. To access it, just click on this link!