Mental Health

Mental health is often an area of health care overlooked by many organizations, especially in some of the world's most vulnerable populations.  For example, refugee and Internally Displaced Persons Camps often have little to no access to mental health treatment.  Primary care services have not generally been effective in meeting mental health care needs yet there is evidence that collaboration between primary care and specialist mental health services can improve outcomes.  Integration of mental health services into primary care alone would be a step in the right direction to provide a full range of comprehensive health care to those who need it the most.  [i]