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PERSPECTIVE/VIEWPOINT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47-49

Social psychiatry in the era of sustainable development


Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Shekhar Saxena
Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/WSP.WSP_4_19

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We currently live in an era when sustainable development is a high priority. Inclusion of mental health and well-being in the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals presents an unprecedented opportunity to bring mental health out of shadows into the larger arena of development. Social psychiatry can play a large role in ensuring that that these opportunities are utilized fully by working more closely with professionals from other areas within and outside health sectors as well as with communities including people with lived experience.


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