The Time Has Come to End Stigma and Fund Mental Health Care in America

September 17, 2014 6:18 PM

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The Time Has Come to End Stigma and Fund Mental Health Care in America

"No Health without Mental Health." That is the slogan of the ambitious 2013-2020 World Health Organization's (WHO) global action plan to end stigma. A comprehensive, human rights oriented global call to action, WHO is tackling the pervasive barriers of stigma with a blueprint which is not only evidence-based and pragmatic, but lifts the mental health narrative to a fresh and contemporary level.

The enthusiastic participation of so many in the development of the action plan leaves me confident that these targets can be reached. Doing so will be a major step forward in giving many millions of people hope and a chance for a healthy life, in all its dimensions.

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