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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. ...
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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,...
Charles Antwi

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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Invest more into Mental Health – Government Urged

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the Upper East Region, have appealed to government to pay special attention to mental health care in the country. While...
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Nations Brace Up To Reduce NCD Epidemic

Urgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of non- communicable diseases (NCDs), and prevent the annual toll of...
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Stakeholders deepens mental health campaign

Mental Health Leadership and Advocacy Programme (MhLAP) has held a stakeholders? council meeting to review first phase of its project and to renew its...
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Stakeholder solicit views to address mental health issues

BasicNeeds-Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organisation, has organised a stakeholder?s meeting on ways of improving community mental health for sustainable development. The meeting is to solicit stakeholder?s...
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Treat mental health patients with tact

?A dissemination workshop on the Mental Health Act has been held for members of the security agencies in the Northern Region to ensure professionalism...
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Mental health law needs a Legislative Instrument

Organisations and persons working around mental health say lack of a legislative instrument backing Ghana?s mental health law passed in 2012 is rendering it...
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Mental Health In Ghana A National Issue

Showing On GTV On?Tuesday 11 November 2014 At 8 Pm Amoo was a bright and promising young man until he fell mentally ill. Dejected by...

Mental Health to be factored into primary health care system

Mental Health is to be integrated into the primary healthcare system, given the size able percentage of Ghanaians prone to mental illness. Dr. Joseph Oduro,...
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Promoting sound psychiatric practices

Dr Akwasi Osei, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Mental Health Authority (MHA), has asked for the urgent implementation of the Mental Health Law to...
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Creating awareness on psychosocial disabilities

Ghana will on Friday join the global community to celebrate the world mental health day, which is falls on October 10 each year. The Day...
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Ghana Joins World Heart Celebration

As part of activities marking World Heart Day, which falls on September 29, World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging countries to take action on...

Increase Mental Health Advocacy-BasicNeeds-Ghana

Journalists in Ghana particular, those reporting in the health sector have been urged to divert attention more significantly to promote mental health and the...
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Regional, district mental health care committees to be established

The Mental Health Authority(MHA) is to establish regional and district mental health care committees and appoint regional mental health coordinators to help improve mental...
Mr Sebastian Deh, Executive Director of the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET)

Propelling Ghana To Become A Developed Country

Ghana marks International Youth Day with call on the youth to take advantage of advances in science and technology; explore these opportunities to the...
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Thousands of mental and epilepsy patient lack care

Only 1,451 out of an estimated 6,284 people in the Brong Ahafo Region with mental illness and epilepsy access treatment and psychiatric counselling. This was...

Mental Health Situation In The Northern Regions

Mental Health in the Northern Regions are mainly due to poverty , undue stress to survive, and a few on drugs and alcohol.These are...

Mental Health of Prisoners: Chief Psychiatrist May Be “Loco”

On the face of it, the advice of Ghana's Chief Psychiatrist, Dr. Akwasi Osei, rings quite reasonable and even verges on the outright intelligent....

Mental Health Service Delivery Fizzles

Ghana is now projected to experience an astronomic rise in the number of? persons? suffering from mental disorder subsequent to the exponential deteriorating nature...