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Mental health should have same priority as physical health

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7505.1408-a (Published 16 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1408
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Staying mentally well should be given the same priority by NHS policymakers as keeping physically fit, says an independent think tank based in the United kingdom, the Institute for Public Policy Research. In a report published this week, the institute set out its vision of what mental health services should look like in 2025. It suggests that by then, people with mental health problems will have access to local drop-in services and that public stigma around mental health will have declined. In addition, every neighbourhood will have access workers, …

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