How communities can fight mental health stigma

Anette Høegh Goelet: Why mental health should be part of the global health agenda.

Mental health is crucial to a person’s well-being. And yet it’s often been missing in talks about global health priorities.

How can communities fight the stigma associated with mental illness, and find new ways to engage on a local, national and international level?

We asked Anette Høegh Goelet, president of Clubhouse International, an international nonprofit that helps to create sustainable solutions for mental illness by developing and nurturing new and existing communities where people living with mental illness.

Want to learn more? Check out the Healthy Means campaign site and tweet us using #HealthyMeans.

Healthy Means is an online conversation hosted by Devex in partnership with Concern Worldwide, Gavi, GlaxoSmithKline, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Johnson & Johnson and the United Nations Population Fund to showcase new ideas and ways we can work together to expand health care and live better lives.

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