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Liberia mobilizes funds towards improving children and adolescents mental health

249 clinicians are now trained in mental health, with 83 specializing in the needs of children and adolescents ATLANTA…Nineteen clinicians specializing in child and adolescent...
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Mental Health Campaigns Must Go On

Acting Upper West Regional Minister Amidu Chinnia Issahaku, has called for the stepping up of advocacy on mental health to protect the rights of...

Brong-Ahafo Records 98 Attempted Suicide Cases

Brong-Ahafo Region has recorded 98 cases of attempted suicide, a field survey conducted by MIHOSO International, a health centered Non-Governmental Organisation, has said. The survey,...
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Public Sector Workers Prone To Mental Health Issues

Dr Akwasi Osei, Chief Executive of the Ghana Mental Health Authority (GMHA), has called for the government to do more to address the myriad...
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Friends of Mental Health NGO Launched

According to the Mental Health Authority, about 4 million Ghanaians, out of the estimated population of 28 million, are suffering from mild to severe...
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Teachers Receive Training on Mental Health

Dr. Eric Kweku Arhinful, a clinical psychiatry officer and the founder and director of Country Alliance on Mental illness (CAMI), a non-governmental organization (NGO)...
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Mental health cases rise in western Tanzania’s refugee camp

An international medical humanitarian organization, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), said on Monday there was a rise in the number of mental health patients at...
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Handle Mental Health Issues With Circumspect – MHA CEO

The Chief Executive Officer of the Mental Health Authority (MHA), Dr. Akwasi Osei, called on health workers to be circumspect in handling mental health...
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Parliament Charged to Fast Track Mental Health Bill Passage

The Mental Health Leadership and Advocacy Programme (mhLAP) and the Mental Health Society of Ghana (MEHSOG) have urged Parliament to quickly pass the Legislative...
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2 NGOs Work to Advance Ghana’s Mental Health System

A sensitization and orientation workshop has been organised to help traditional chiefs, queen mothers and opinion leaders in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District to appreciate common...
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Namibia lagging on mental health promotion

Namibia is lagging far behind in the promotion of mental health and the provision of services compared to other health care delivery, an official...
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Researchers Link Social Media Addiction to Depression

Young adults are struggling with social media addiction far more than previously thought, researchers have warned. The more time young adults use social media, the...

V/R: Mental health workers decry lack of support

Mental Health workers in the Volta Region are threatening to stop providing relevant information or service reports to the Mental Health Authority since they...
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Kennedy Agyapong needs divine deliverance

A medical report is not required to confirm the unstable mental state of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central in the Central...
Mental Health

Builsa South MP appeals for acceptable mental health facilities

Dr Clement Abasinab Apaak, the Member of Parliament for Builsa South, has made a passionate appeal to the Government to provide adequate mental health...
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Ministry Of Health Constitute Committee To Implement Healthcare Strategy

The Ministry of Health has constituted a National Quality Technical Committee to ensure the implementation of the National Quality Healthcare Strategy within the respective...
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Ghana Still Striving to Meet the Mental Health Needs of her people

Mental Healthcare Delivery in Ghana has experienced a gross negligence by Governments of Ghana and the Private Sector. The previous Government of Ghana in...

GIS solicits support for mental health

The 45th annual PTA sponsored walk, which attracted over 1000 participants, made up of students, parents and teachers, started at Kitase in the Akuapem...
Mental Health

Statutory Instrument on Mental Health is Appropriate – Dr Osei

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the sidelines of the half-year review conference of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital on Tuesday, he said...
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Five Hospitals receive psychotropic and anti-epileptic drugs

The beneficiary facilities included Tamale Teaching Hospital, Tamale Central Hospital, Bolgatanga Regional Hospital, Upper West Regional Hospital and Sunyani Regional Hospital. ...

High neonatal deaths recorded in Brong Ahafo Region

The situation, she said, has contributed to the high annual neonatal deaths recorded in the Region, which she described as very disturbing. Dr. Appiah who...

Teachers to be trained as mental health awareness vanguards

The strategy, crafted by BasicNeeds Ghana, an NGO, with support from the UK’s Department for International Development (DIFD), will see teachers in some 30...
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Contribute to a life of dignity for mentally ill persons

Ghana joined the rest of the world on 10th October, to mark the World Mental Health Day, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) has...
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Don’t Discriminate Against Patients With Mental illness

Patients with mental health conditions in Ghana and the world at large experience stigma, discrimination and wide-ranging violations which strip them of their...
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HELP foundation supports Ankaful JHS

In an interview, the Executive Director of the Foundation, Mr. Onipanua Hukporty Derrick said this donation was necessary to assist the needy students in...
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UN wants Ghana to improve mental health

He said despite some level of progress being made by government in the areas of the passage of the Mental Health Act, and...
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Let’s take mental health seriously – Deputy Minister

He noted that the supply of essential medicines needed by people with mental illness to become stabilized remained irregular. ...
China

China bans irresponsible labeling of students as “mentally ill”

China's Education Ministry has ordered schools to improve mental health care for students, but banned compulsory testing or irresponsible labeling of students as...
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22 year old burns mum’s house

A 22- year- old unemployed man who set his mother?s room on fire at Mankessim in the Central Region, destroying property worth GH? 50,...
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Mental bodies advocate fair trial for Mahama assassin

Mental health organisations in Ghana have called on the state to re-open the case of a 36-year old man sentenced to 10 years imprisonment...

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