Make mental health a priority across the board, UN chief urges

Mental health and psycho-social support must be seen as integral to all humanitarian, peace-building and development programmes across the UN, the Secretary-General said at at a high-level event on Mental Health Interventions for Peace-building in Conflict and Humanitarian settings. 

“Vulnerability and mental health problems are part of our collective human experience and should be treated as seriously as physical health issues, including during a global pandemic”, he said.

The goal of the high-level event was to discuss successes in the field, highlighting best practices and outlining a way forward that could be applied to all areas of the UN’s work. More