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5th Global Mental Health Summit

  • February 08, 2018
Date & Time

February 08, 2018 - 02:00 pm to February 09, 2018 - 03:00 pm

Description

Julie Hersh will be a featured speaker at this event.

Since the establishment of the MGMH, a biannual Summit had been hosted - the first in Athens in 2009, the second in Cape Town in 2011, the third in Bangkok in 2013 and the 4th in Mumbai in 2015. The 5th Summit is planned to be hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa in from 8-9 February 2018.

The Global Mental Health Summit is a biennial conclave of people from across the globe who are passionate about mental health, who come together to share experiences and innovations, discuss the needs and upscaling of mental health services, identify opportunities to overcome challenges that impact on the lives and human rights of persons with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities. The ultimate aim of the Summit is to set service intervention and policy targets deriving from the agenda topics.

The focus of the 5th Global Mental Health Summit, themed “Leaving No One Behind” as per the aspiration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aligns the Summit agenda with the SDGs and emphasize that mental health forms a vital component in achieving the SDGs. The aim further is to bring to the forefront the voices of persons with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities and establish their role as a key partner in mental health but also in achieving the goals set out in the SDGs.

Together we can make a difference!

For more information: summit@globalmentalhealth.org

Location

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Testimonial

"Julie Hersh has bravely recounted her experiences with suicidality and depression. Her story is profound yet poetic. Julie's narrative provides a much-needed patient-centered perspective to those who care for the mentally ill. Her passion for communicating the devastating effects of depression and suicidality to others is a powerful tool in the war against the social stigma experienced by those who live with suicidal thoughts, those who have made suicide attempts, and those who have survived the suicide of a loved one."

Jane Mahoney
Jane Mahoney, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, Director of Nursing Practice and Research,The Menninger Clinic: Assistant Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of MedicineHouston, TX
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In Struck by Living, Julie Hersh picks apart the irony of her life with humor and brutal honesty. Despite a loving husband, healthy children, financial security, Julie attempted suicide three times. With the help of ECT (electroconvulsive therapy), Julie broke the deadly course of her disorder. Now well, Julie promotes the importance of mental health with collaborations with other artists and organizations.

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