Mental health services in South Africa: taking stock.

@article{Lund2012MentalHS,
  title={Mental health services in South Africa: taking stock.},
  author={Catherine Lund and Inge Petersen and Sharon Kleintjes and Arvin Bhana},
  journal={African journal of psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={402-5}
}
There is new policy commitment to mental health in South Africa, demonstrated in the national mental health summit of April 2012. This provides an opportunity to take stock of our mental health services. At primary care level key challenges include- training and supervision of staff in the detection and management of common mental disorders, and the development of community-based psychosocial rehabilitation programmes for people with severe mental illness (in collaboration with existing non… CONTINUE READING

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