Symposium: Mental Health in Developing Countries
Location: Munich, Germany
The Center for International Health, the Global Mental Health GroupLMU from the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and the International Network for Cooperation in Mental Health (i.nez), are organizing the 6th International Symposium on “Global Mental Health – Mental Health in Developing Countries”.
More than half a billion people worldwide have a neuropsychiatric disorder or are dependent on alcohol or drugs. More than 80% of these people live in a developing country and most of them do not receive appropriate treatment. Many are stigmatized and experience prejudice, social exclusion and frequent violations of their human rights. All of these factors can cause serious psychological, physical, social and economic harm.
The Symposia presented an overview of the importance of mental health for developing countries. The symposium was open to all staff and students interested in this topic.
Symposia Flyer (PDF 118 KB)
The Symposia was organized by:
Prof. Matthias Siebeck, CIHLMU
Dr. Andrea Jobst, CIHLMU
Dr. Sandra Dehning, CIHLMU
Global Mental Health GroupLMU
Dr. Wolfgang Krahl, i.nez