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mental health

[′men·təl ′helth]
(psychology)
A relatively enduring state of being in which an individual has effected an integration of his instinctual drives in a way that is reasonably satisfying to himself as reflected in his zest for living and his feeling of self-realization.
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Vikram Patel -- Professor of International Mental Health and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, co-director of the Public Health Foundation of India's Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries, co-founder of Sangat and fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
The international mental health community, including professional associations and NGOs concerned with health, is called upon to intervene with respective governments to insist on upholding the Geneva conventions concerned with the health consequences of war and to provide immediate financial support to the mental health services located in conflict areas.
The report analyzes the draft law from the perspective of international mental health standards and Egypt's human rights obligations, and presents criticism of the existing law regulating mental health treatment, Law 141 on the detention of individuals suffering from mental illnesses, passed in 1944.
He has participated in international mental health conferences in Canada, China, Egypt, England, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Like most international mental health legislation before 2000, the over-riding concern was the welfare and safety of the community.
International mental health authorities are increasingly mindful of these differences and their causes.
2: International Mental Health Conference: London, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College; {E} imh@iop.
The Red Cross's World Disaster Report 2000 sharply criticizes international mental health initiatives and issues the urgent call for changes.
The time has come to develop a new international mental health research agenda.
The gala capped off a successful week of fundraising by One Mind and the International Mental Health Research Organization (IMHRO), who held their annual Music Festival for Mental Health on the previous weekend.
More than 25 nominations were received from across the globe, after which a jury of international mental health advocates and renowned authorities in the field deliberated on the winner.

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