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Sustaining the mental health agenda in Ghana

Sustaining the mental health agenda in Ghana

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing
Ghana has over 2.3 million people living with various mental health conditions, yet mental health care remains a challenge, with a 98% treatment gap. Since 2022, the country has been implementing the Director General’s Special Initiative for Mental Health (DG-SIMH) in four regions to address the gaps and strengthen the standard of mental health and well-being. The five-year initiative supported by the Government of Norway and USAID seeks to get 100 million more people to access quality and affordable mental health services in 12 countries around the world, including Ghana. Now, the World Health Organization (WHO) is enhancing the capacity of the implementing regions and partners to ensure the sustainability of the initiative and other inventions even after the implementation period....
Forgotten: Woes of people with mental illness

Forgotten: Woes of people with mental illness

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing
People suffering from mental disorders are often stigmatised in Ghana and globally. Even with the enactment of the Mental Health Act 846 of 2012, there seems to be no end in sight to address the challenges that these people go through. Often, those suffering from the condition, as well as those related to them or even mental health professionals who attend to them, are stigmatised because of their association with the mentally ill person. In Ghana, the Mental Health Authority (MHA) estimated that 3.1 million people were living with one form of mental disorder, accounting for 10 per cent of the general population and 16,000 people experiencing severe mental health disorders as of 2021. Free but not free Section 88 (1) of the Mental Health, 2012 (Act 846) of 2012 stipulates that...
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