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Plan of Action on Mental Health 2015-2020

Pan American Health Organization WHO Resources WHO Regional Strategies and Action Plans 3 October 2014 Policy document

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The Plan of Action reflects the experience gained in our Region and expresses the
commitment of the governments. It sets a period of six years for its implementation
(2015-2020). The Plan is based on an overall view of the Region; however, marked
differences persist among the countries and even within an individual country.

Vision: A region in which mental health is valued, promoted, and protected,
mental and substance-related disorders are prevented, and persons with these disorders
are able to exercise their human rights and to access both health and social care that is
timely and high-quality, to attain the highest possible level of health and to contribute to
the well-being of families and communities.

Goal: Promote mental well-being, prevent mental and substance-related disorders,
offer care, enhance rehabilitation, emphasize recovery, and promote the human rights of
persons with mental and substance-related disorders, to reduce morbidity, disability, and


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