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Category: mental health

Global Burden of Mental Illness

“Total health” includes both physical and mental health. The Surgeon General’s landmark report on mental health in 1999 raised awareness about the inter-connectedness of mind and body, of physical and mental health. That reality has been validated ever since. However, mental health and addressing mental health-related problems are often under-emphasized. CDC recognizes that the mental Read More >

Posted on by Barbara Lopes Cardozo, MD, MPH, CDC Division of Global Health Protection1 Comment

Mental Health in Bhutanese Refugee Populations

Imagine that you‘ve been driven from your home, deprived of your possessions, made dependent on others, and forced to flee to a foreign country not once, not twice, but three times over the course of your life. You feel isolated and lost without a sense of citizenship or permanent community. Lhotshampas (“People of the South”) Read More >

Posted on by Tony Ao, Sc.D, EIS Officer, CDC Global Disease Detection Branch3 CommentsTags , , ,

Saying YES for Children

  Imagine that you woke up this morning and the newspaper headlines said that scientists had discovered a new disease. The scientists went on to report that over 1 billion children throughout the world were exposed to this disease each and every year. Furthermore the scientists reported that those exposed to this disease were at Read More >

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Focusing on Mental Health in a Humanitarian Crisis

The Syrian refugee crisis has been two years in the making. It represents the culmination of the conflict between the Syrian government and its own people, a violent conflict that has greatly affected the civilian population and caused Syrians to flee in large numbers. Up to 1,000 people are now leaving the country each day; Read More >

Posted on by Barbara Lopes Cardozo MD MPH, Medical Officer with the Emergency Response and Recovery Branch, Division of Global Health Protection (proposed)Leave a commentTags , , , , ,

CDC supports U.S. Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity

CDC welcomes the implementation of the U.S. Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity.  At the heart of the Action Plan is the dedication to reducing violence against children, along with its vast, common, destructive and preventable consequences, including HIV, chronic diseases, and mental health problems. CDC is committed to working alongside other USG agencies Read More >

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