Mental health

Latest publications

Mental Health Atlas 2014


With data from 171 of WHO’s Member States, Mental Health Atlas 2014 provides a comprehensive overview of mental health policies, plans and services worldwide.

First Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia

The ‘First Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia’ fostered awareness of the public health and economic challenges posed by dementia and a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Member States and stakeholders.

mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide (mhGAP-HIG)


This guide contains first-line management recommendations for mental, neurological and substance use conditions for non-specialist health-care providers. It is a simple, practical tool to support general health facilities in areas affected by humanitarian emergencies.

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Mental health publications can be downloaded from the links below or ordered from the WHO bookshop. If you encounter difficulties in downloading any of these documents please contact us at mhgap-info@who.int.

Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020

The action plan recognizes the essential role of mental health in achieving health for all people. It aims to achieve equity through universal health coverage and stresses the importance of prevention.

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