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World Psychiatry. 2012 Oct;11(3):191-5.

Lessons learned in developing community mental health care in Latin American and Caribbean countries.

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Department of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Rua Borges Lagoa 570, São Paulo, Brazil.

Abstract

This paper summarizes the findings for the Latin American and Caribbean countries of the WPA Task Force on Steps, Obstacles and Mistakes to Avoid in the Implementation of Community Mental Health Care. It presents an overview of the provision of mental health services in the region; describes key experiences in Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Jamaica and Mexico; and discusses the lessons learned in developing community mental health care.

KEYWORDS:

Carabbean countries; Community mental health care; Latin America; key experiences; lessons learned; mental health policies

PMID:
23024680
PMCID:
PMC3449352

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