mental health

Visualizing Mental Illness Worldwide

Mental health problems cause a surprisingly substantial amount of suffering around the world. More than 450 million people are estimated to suffer from some form of mental illness. People afflicted with mental illness in developing countries often face extra challenges such as harassment, stigma, and inability to earn a living.

Seattle doc makes doc film to get mental illness higher on global health agenda

Delaney Ruston spent a lot of her early days as a physician working in clinics for the poor and disenfranchised, like Berkeley Free Clinic and, later, Seattle’s Pike Market Medial Clinic with a few of area’s leading and long-time health activists Les Pittle and Joe Martin. Partly as a result of her father’s schizophrenia, she’s now a documentary filmmaker advocating greater awareness of mental health needs globally.