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List of Sections

Addictions

  • Alberto Trimboli – Chair
  • Joseph Atukunda

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The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) supports the campaign: "Support. Don't Punish"
La Federación Mundial de Salud Mental (WFMH) apoya la campaña: "Acompañe. No castigue"

Community Mental Health Development Section

  • Roberto Mezzina (Italy) – Chair

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Consumer/Survivor/Ex-Patient/User and Family

  • Anna Gray – Chair
  • Joseph Atukunda
  • Janet Paleo

Deinstitutionalization and Human Rights

  • Hugo Cohen – Chair

Ethics, philosophy, and mental health

  • Juan Carlos Fantin – Chair
  • Liliana Moneta – Vice Chair

*further information on this Section, in english

Gender and Mental Health Section

  • Lic. Silvia Raggi – Chair
  • Amalia Barcán
  • Francisca Venegas

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Harm and risk reduction strategies in the comprehensive therapeutical approach of problematic drug use and other forms of consumption.

  • Nicolás Poliansky – Chair
  • Alicia Donghi – Vice Chair
  • Damián Gemini – General Secretary
  • Alejandro Brain – Member
  • Carolina Gorlero – Member
  • Luciano Rosé – Member
  • Daniela Antonaccio – Member

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Human Rights

  • Yoram Cohen – Chair
  • Michael Burge
  • Ingrid Daniels
  • Chueh Chang
  • Hugo Cohen
  • Julie Millard

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Justice and Mental Health

  • Dr. Alessandro Norbedo (Italia) – Chair
  • Dr. Javier Ignacio Frias (Argentina) – Vice-chair
  • Dr. Mariana Breglia (Argentina) – Secretary General
  • Dr. Daniele Piccione, (Italia) – Member

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Mental Health in Children and Adolescents

  • Liliana Verónica Moneta – Chair
  • Juan Carlos Fantin – Vice Chair

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Mental Health Policies

  • Ana DeSousa Baptista – Chair
  • Jeffrey Geller
  • Chueh Chang

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Peer Work & Lived Experience

  • Michael Burge, Chair

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Positive Psychology and Mindfulness

  • Marcelo Caputo – Chair
  • Elizabeth Aranda Coria – Vice Chair
  • Lisandro Frutos – Secretary

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*Event: Conference on line: Chris Germer – The Power of Mindful Self-compassion

Resilience section

  • Roberto Sivak (Argentina) – Chair
  • Diego Feder (Argentina) – Vice Chair
  • Amalia Barcan (Argentina) – General Secretary
  • Fernando Lolas Stepke (Chile) – Honorary Member
  • Alejandro Brain (Argentina) – Member
  • Javier Simonovich (Israel) – Member
  • Daniela Flores (Bolivia) – Member
  • Luis Presta (Argentina) – Member
  • Anabelle Hernanez Polo (Colombia) – Member

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Stress Syndrome

  • Daniel López Rosetti (Argentina) – Chair
  • Elizabeth Aranda Coria (Argentina) – Vice Chair
  • Daniel Bistritsky (Argentina) – General Secretary
  • Marcelo Caputo (Argentina) – Member

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Trauma

  • Michael Kariuki Kamau – Chair
  • Julie Millard
  • Janet Paleo
  • Anna Gray

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Wellbeing and Social Prescribing

  • Henk Parmentier – Chair

Women's Mental Health

  • Nancy E. Wallace (United States of America) Chair
  • Anna H Gray (United States of America)
  • Chueh Chang (Taiwan)
  • Ingrid Daniels (South Africa)
  • Julie Millard (Australia)
  • Lucja Kolkiewicz (United Kingdom)
  • Porsche Poh (Singapore)
  • Qudsia Tariq (Pakistan)
  • Ricki Kantrowitz (United States of America)
  • Shona Sturgeon (South Africa)
  • Silvia Raggi (Argentina)
  • Tracey A. Bone (Canada)
  • Unaiza Niaz (Pakistan)

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Youth Section

  • Arushi Sethi – Chair
  • Jovanny Varela – Vice Chair
  • Sarah Tushemereirwe – General Secretary

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WFMH Member Section Application

Organized sections provide an opportunity for members with the WFMH who share a common interest, in a particular subfield of mental health, to research, collaborate and develop topics of interest or concern for the WFMH to consider.

All WFMH members in good standing are eligible to join up to three Sections at one time.

Contact us, and please describe the reasons why you would like to become a member of this section, along with a brief bio. Please use a separate page if necessary and attach your bio to the email.

If you wish to start your own section, please send the information and a letter to the WFMH Secretariat at info@wfmh.global with your full name, contact details and an explanation of the section topic you wish to start and why. The WFMH Executive Committee will review all applications and determine if the section fits with the WFMH mission, vision and goals.