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WHO QualityRights Tool Kit

guide for psychological first aid

Psychological first aid: Facilitator’s manual for orienting field workers

Module on mhGAP conditions related to stress

mhGAP module assessment management of conditions specifically related to stress | Arabic

Thumbnail of Integrating mental health into primary care : a global perspective Integrating mental health into primary care: a global perspective (2008) [pdf 3.80Mb] Thumbnail of Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol (2010)

Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol (2010) [pdf 1.66Mb]

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Guide to drug abuse epidemiology (2000)

Part A [pdf 383kb]

Part B [pdf 337kb]

Part C [pdf 929kb]

Thumbnail of Guidelines for the psychosocially assisted pharmacological treatment of opioid dependence (2009) Guidelines for the psychosocially assisted pharmacological treatment of opioid dependence (2009) [pdf 1.08Mb]
Thumbnail of IASC guidelines on mental health and psychosocial support in emergency settings (2007)

IASC guidelines on mental health and psychosocial support in emergency settings (2007) [pdf 816kb]

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Thumbnail of Self-help strategies for cutting down or stopping substance use: a guide Self-help strategies for cutting down or stopping substance use: a guide (2010) [pdf 2.23Mb]
Thumbnail of mhGAP intervention guide for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized health settings: mental health Gap Action Programme [mhGAP) (2008)

mhGAP intervention guide for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized health settings: mental health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) (2008) [pdf 1.89Mb] | Arabic [pdf 8Mb]

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mhGAP: Mental Health Gap Action Programme: scaling up care for mental, neurological and substance use disorders (2008) [pdf 804kb]

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Thumbnail of Psychological first aid : guide for field workers (2011)

Psychological first aid: guide for field workers (2011) [pdf 1.42Mb]

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Thumbnail of The Alcohol, Smoking and Substance involvement Screening Test (ASSIST): manual for use in primary care (2010) The Alcohol, Smoking and Substance involvement Screening Test (ASSIST): manual for use in primary care (2010) [pdf 1.50Mb]
Thumbnail of The ASSIST-linked brief intervention for hazardous and harmful substance use: a manual for use in primary care (2010) The ASSIST-linked brief intervention for hazardous and harmful substance use: a manual for use in primary care (2010) [pdf 1.12Mb] qr_toolkit

WHO QualityRights Tool Kit: Assessing and improving quality and human rights in mental health and social care facilities (2012) [pdf 684 kb]

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Assessing mental health and psychosocial needs and resources: Toolkit for humanitarian settings (2012) [pdf 1.56 Mb]

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Rapid assessment of alcohol and other substance use in conflict-affected and displaced populations: A field guide (2008) [308 kb]

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 Public health action for the prevention of suicide (2012) [315 kb]

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Building back better Sustainable mental health care after emergencies (2013) [1.97Mb]

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 Investing in mental health (2013)[0.98 Mb]

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Psychological first aid: Facilitator’s manual for orienting field workers (2014) [1.73 Mb]

Statistics and figures

In the Eastern Mediterranean Region:

Mental and neurological disorders are responsible for 12% of all disability adjusted life years (DALYs) lost due to disease and injury

Mental health disorders account for 27% of years lived with disability

Drug abuse is responsible for a loss of 4 DALYs per 1000 population

Drug abuse is responsible for 9 deaths per 100 000 population

The overall adult (+15) per capita consumption per year of alcohol is low (0.65L as compared to the global average of 6.13L)