The Role of Mental Health in Global Sustainable Development


The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) serve as a “shared blueprint” for global action

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) serve as a “shared blueprint” for global action to create a more just, equitable, and sustainable world. Mental health represents an important pillar in this effort because, as the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledges, “there can be no health or sustainable development without mental health.”

The WHO’s decision-making body – the World Health Assembly (WHA) – will meet in May. Mental health deserves a spot at the top of the agenda. Because, despite progress in some countries, far more work needs to be done to meet the UN’s SDG 3 goal of “promot[ing] well-being for all at all ages.”

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