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Grand Challenges: Integrating Mental Health Services into Priority Health Care Platforms

  • Vikram Patel mail,

    vikram.patel@lshtm.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Centre for Global Mental Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, Sangath, Goa, India, Centre for Mental Health, Public Health Foundation of India, India

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  • Gary S. Belkin,

    Affiliations: Program in Global Mental Health, New York University School of Medicine, New York, United States of America, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, New York, United States of America

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  • Arun Chockalingam,

    Affiliation: Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

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  • Janice Cooper,

    Affiliations: The Carter Center Mental Health Liberia Program, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, United States of America, College of Science & Technology, University of Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia

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  • Shekhar Saxena,

    Affiliation: Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Switzerland

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  • Jürgen Unützer

    Affiliation: Division of Integrated Care and Public Health, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, United States of America

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  • Published: May 28, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001448
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Vikram Patel
Centre for Global Mental Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Vikram Patel
Sangath, Goa, India
Vikram Patel
Centre for Mental Health, Public Health Foundation of India, India
Gary S. Belkin
Program in Global Mental Health, New York University School of Medicine, New York, United States of America
Gary S. Belkin
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, New York, United States of America
Arun Chockalingam
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
Janice Cooper
The Carter Center Mental Health Liberia Program, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, United States of America
Janice Cooper
College of Science & Technology, University of Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia
Shekhar Saxena
Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Jürgen Unützer
Division of Integrated Care and Public Health, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: vikram.patel@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

VP is a member of the Editorial Board of PLOS Medicine. The authors have declared that no other competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: VP. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: AC JC GB JU SS. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: VP GB JC AC SS JU. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: VP GB JC AC SS JU.