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Mental Health – the Forgotten NCD
Janie Maxwell and Grant Blashki

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“Most of you will know someone with mental illness. How long did it take for them to receive help? How does it affect their lives and those around them? How do you personally feel about mental health? This chapter endeavours to paint a picture of mental health around the globe: the burden, the challenges and the opportunities. But, as we meander through the worlds of policy, epidemiology and stigma, try to keep this someone you know in mind, for it is their story that is echoed in these pages …”