Indicators

A review of the Mental Health Act reform and how it is a shift toward preventative measures along with a call for new measures.
Promoting good health and well-being (SDG 3) through the prevention, treatment and promotion of mental health is essential to sustainable development, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. This paper explores the psychological implications of suffering for high-risk populations during the pandemic. To strengthen health systems and increase emergency preparedness for future global health threats, the benefits of addressing experiences of suffering in mental health service settings are discussed.
The Sustainable Development Goals call for countries to reduce premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through mental health promotion, prevention, and treatment (Target 3.5) and for health services to be made universally available (Target 3.8). This paper is part of a broad, global effort to build the capacity of health systems in high-need settings to expand access to mental health services by integrating those services into primary care. In South Africa, nurses are at the heart of this integration effort, and our goal was to learn how best to support nurses to integrate mental health services into their work.
Factors previously associated with suicide are associated with risk of suicidal and self-harm behaviors in cyberbullying.
Heightened emphasis on transparency and accountability through corporate governance and disclosure has renewed the focus on the ‘triple bottom line’—environmental, social and economic impacts. Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) reporting generally measures the sustainability and ethical performance of a company. There is increasing interest in the ESG performance of companies by various stakeholders. A range of mechanisms exist to shape CSR and foment voluntary reporting by companies on their ESG performance. Adhering to one such framework heightens credibility, and a proactive approach to sustainability presents opportunities while ensuring a company’s preparedness to embrace evolving legal requirements.
Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a Call to Action to implement the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Priorities include adopting a public health approach, focusing on socioeconomic risks, and improving suicide-related data.
Elsevier,

Preventive Medicine, Volume 152, Part 1, September 2021

This review summarizes recent research in four environmental areas affecting risk of deaths by suicide: political, social, cultural and economic.
Highlights a specific gene's role in the occurrence of depression.
By mapping the state of research within each SDG area, this report acknowledges the pivotal role research plays in tackling some of the world’s greatest challenges. It aims to better understand the research community’s global sustainable development efforts and assesses the progress made, as well as unmet research needs.
RELX,

September 2020

Over the past five years, we have used data and analytics to help the research and healthcare  communities navigate the sea of research and to put collaboration, both interdisciplinary and international, at the heart of scientific progress on the SDGs. View findings for SDG 6.

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