Health and population

World Mental Health Day was observed for the first time on 10 October 1992. The day, officially commemorated every year on October 10th, aims to raise awareness in the global community about the critical mental health agendas – with a unifying voice through collaboration with various partners – to take action and to create lasting change. It was started as an annual activity of the World Federation for Mental Health by the then Deputy Secretary-General Richard Hunter. In 1994, at the suggestion of then Secretary-General Eugene Brody, a theme for the Day was used for the first time.

An estimated 50 million people around the world currently live with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, dementia being a collective term for progressive syndromes that affect various expressions of cognitive function, such as memory and emotional expression. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for the majority of cases (50 to 70%, varying by country, based on Alzheimer’s Disease International and World Health Organization figures).

 Share of direct out-of-pocket, informal care, and direct public and private health and LTC insurance costs of dementia in 2018.
An article on dementia and Alzheimer's disease costs, in the context of SDG 3, focusing specifically on the economic costs of care in Europe.
An Article on readmission to depressive symptoms among people who are refugees, in the context of SDGs 3 and 10, focusing specifically on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of care practices for this population in Germany.
An Article on adolescent depression, in the context of SDG 3, focusing specifically on internet-based psychodynamic therapy.
An Article on intimate partner violence, in the context of SDG 3, focusing specifically on associations between intimate partner violence and suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, and self-harm.
An Article on readmission to psychiatric hospital care, in the context of SDG 3, focusing specifically on whether peer support reduces readmissions.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume 8, Issue 10, October 2021, Pages 892-900.

An Article on suicide and self-harm, in the context of SDG 3, focusing specifically on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on presentations of self-poisoning in Sri Lanka.

The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume 8, Issue 8, August 2021, Pages 673-685.

An Article on substance use, in the context of SDG 3, focusing specifically on the difference in substance use between autistic and non-autistic people.
This book chapter advances SDG #3 and #10 by focusing on an emblematic delayed-onset pathology often seen after traumatic brain injury—Alzheimer’s disease—and explain its relationship with chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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