#FundaMentalSDG is an initiative aiming to strengthen mental health in the post-2015 agenda and Sustainbable Development Goals (SDG). We are committed to the principle that there can be no health without mental health, and no sustainable development without including mental health into the post-2015 SDG agenda.
Ms. Nicole Votruba
Professor Graham Thornicroft
The #FundaMentalSDG Steering Group
The #FundaMentalSDG initiative is led by the #FundaMentalSDG Steering Group, composed of the following leaders in the field of global mental health, drawn from a wide range of service user, carer, advocacy, policy, service delivery and research organisations.
If you wish to have more specific local or regional information, please email specific SG members directly.
'But the truth is, of course, it is not lack of medical knowledge that is at the heart of the world’s collective failure to tackle depression. After all, there is an increasing understanding both of the condition and of how it can be treated. Our difficulties rest more on a lack of political resolve. There has been a failure to acknowledge the scale of the problem and to put in place the policies and resources to overcome it.'
- Kofi Annan, (see full speech here)
'You cannot have health without mental health and you cannot have progress without accountability. That's why we must include mental health indicators in the Sustainable Development Goals.'
- Patrick J. Kennedy
'Mental and behavioral health disorders are the leading causes of disability worldwide. The health of our generation and the next depends on in large part of our ability to reduce the burden of mental illness and it is critical that the Sustainable Development Goals and their indicators chart this course.’
- Dr. David Satcher