Community-based mental health care in Africa: mental health workers' views.

  title={Community-based mental health care in Africa: mental health workers' views.},
  author={Atalay Alem and Lars Jacobsson and Charlotte Hanlon},
  journal={World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association},
  volume={7 1},
The World Health Organization (WHO) has for long proposed the development of community-based mental health services worldwide. However, the progress toward community mental health care in most African countries is still hampered by a lack of resources, with specialist psychiatric care essentially based in large, centrally located mental hospitals. It is again time to reconsider the direction of mental health care in Africa. Based on a small inquiry to a number of experienced mental health… CONTINUE READING
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