The purpose of the Mental Health and Poverty Project is to develop, implement and evaluate mental health policy in poor countries, in order to provide new knowledge regarding comprehensive multisectoral approaches to breaking the negative cycle of poverty and mental ill-health. This policy brief is structured around the following headings:
1. Mental health: central to human development
2. Mental health and the Millennium Development Goals
3. Mental health conditions and vulnerability
4. What needs to be done?
5. Mental Health and Development
Mental Health and Poverty Project Policy Brief No. 14, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, 8 pp.