Mental Health/Global Mental Health: Prevention and Promotion with the Inclusion of Diversity and Gender – A Binational Integration Initiative
Prevention and promotion of mental health are very important in order to reduce the burden of mental and physical disorders. This case study illustrates experiences from the US-Mexico border to provide insight into how integration of mental health and community health can be accomplished, through the training of community health workers, in a region with different health care systems and financial structures. Mental health problems can pose particular challenges in border communities where mental health professionals are scarce and populations experience enhanced stressors due to migration. There are differences in ways people view mental health, particularly among border populations where there is a huge diversity. Community health workers can be the liaison between the community and primary care for a more sustainable health care system.
KeywordsDiplomacy Federations Global mental health Governance Organizations Politics UN WFMH WHO WPA
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