Mental, neurological and substance use disorders (MNS) are very frequent and represent a large burden of disease and disability worldwide. There remains a wide gap between the capacity of health systems and available resources, between what is urgently needed and what is available to reduce the burden.
Approximately 1 in 10 people suffer from a mental health disorder, but only 1% of health personnel worldwide provide mental health care services.
For them, we promote the training of health personnel throughout the border with Mental Health courses mhGAP.
Today in Tijuana, we organized a workshop attended by students, doctors and psychologists from the Autonomous University of Baja California, the Jurisdiction, and the Mental Health Hospital. Also present were Dr. Gudelia Rangel, the Executive Secretary of the USMBHC, Mexico section, Dr. Melissa Machado, Baja California Office Coordinator, and Dr. Rogelio Zapata, General Coordinator of Healthy Border Initiative.