It is a little-known fact that the first Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Brock Chisholm, was a psychiatrist. His work during the World Wars exposed him to the pressing need for mental health. Just like Dr Chisholm, today’s health professionals are witnessing a mental health crisis brought on by an unprecedented trauma, the Covid-19 pandemic, and they too are stressing the importance of mental health provisions. Read more

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