World Health Assembly adopts Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013—2020

Author: 
Shekhar Saxena, Michelle Funk, Dan Chisholm
Publication date: 
8 June 2013

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World Health Assembly adopts Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013—2020

On May 27, 2013, the World Health Assembly adopted the Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013—20201that has great potential to change the direction of mental health in countries around the world in the next 8 years. This action plan and the accompanying resolution—a first in the history of WHO—represent a formal recognition of the importance of mental health for WHO's 194 member states. It is also a commitment by all member states to take specified actions to improve mental health and to contribute to the attainment of a set of agreed global targets..."