Social Entrepreneurship and Systems Thinking about Mental Illness in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Authored by: Sean A. Kidd , Kwame McKenzie

The Routledge Handbook of International Development, Mental Health and Wellbeing

Print publication date:  June  2019
Online publication date:  June  2019

Print ISBN: 9780367027735
eBook ISBN: 9780429397844
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Ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing for all at all ages in accordance with UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) cannot be accomplished without close attention being paid to threats to mental health leading to mental illness or addiction. This is a globally relevant point, given the high burden of mental illness, 1 and investments in mental health-related care and prevention that are badly out of proportion to that burden. 2 This is a challenge pertinent to most countries, as there is an under-resourcing in high income contexts also. 3 However, in low-and lower-middle-income countries (LMICs) this disparity is compounded both with respect to investment, and insufficiencies in broader infrastructure. 4

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