I am nominating my blog "Coming Out Crazy" http://thestar.blogs.com/mentalhealth/ which is at The Toronto Star, the largest circulation daily newspaper in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. My name is Sandy Naiman and I am a mental health advocate. In March 2008, I was invited to blog for a new Toronto Star website called www.Healthzone.ca in the Mind and Mood section. We launched on April 8, 2008 and went live on June 5, 2008.
In 2005 in response to the food crisis in Niger, HKI began to integrate community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) to treat malnutrition into its ongoing child survival programs aimed to prevent malnutrition. The program has expanded to Burkina Faso and Mali to strengthen the capacity of local structures to both treat malnutrition through the integration of CMAM and prevent malnutrition through the Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA) framework.
When Indiana University and Moi University (Kenya) physicians responded to the AIDS pandemic in Africa by creating the Academic Model for Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS (AMPATH), they discovered that providing anti-retroviral drugs and support for their safe administration, while the core of HIV treatment, can not fully solve many of their patients’ problems.
The Clinic Cares Program addresses the mental health needs of those who would not otherwise be able to afford mental health services. An extension of this program would provide reduced cost outpatient mental health services for individuals immediately following discharge from inpatient psychiatric care to prevent future hospitalizations.
An expansion of a Resource Toolkit for pediatricians that will help to establish and maintain relationships among mental health and primary health care providers, which includes resource materials to help forge new connections between these two types of providers, and to help pediatricians provide information to families directly regarding children’s social-emotional development.
It is everyone responsibility to preserve our body & mind in good shape. Most of the people are concentrate to maintain their body physic only. Also most of the wise people are mainly work concious or concentrate to develope mental ability only. But so far, 90% of the society are not worry about the maintenance of BODY & MIND. Jesus said in Bible, "YOU ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD". So, it is everyone's responsiblity to maintain our body as well as mind.