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Experiences from the field in Cameroon: Mental health promotion, (mental) health literacy, mental health and mental illness

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Mental health is an integral part of health and a fundamental aspect for suitainable developement. Following a recent movement on mental health in Cameroon brought to light concretely on the First Cameroonian Days of Mental Health in 2015. I have taken resolution, to work to make mental health a priority in my country. Again, the context of mental health is characterised by a lot of ignorance, stigma, discrimantion and reject of sufferers. Of utter most importance is the absence of sources for adequate and reliable (mental) healthcare information.

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Monday, May 8, 2017
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Didier Demassosso
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Didier Demassosso is a School Counsellor at the Ministry of Secondary Education in Cameroon. HIFA Country Representative For Cameroon/HIFA Country Represenative of the year 2014 and Mental Health Worker. Professional interests: Health Promotion, Mental Health Promotion, School mental health promotion, School health promotion, Mobile Health, Mental health, Public health, Public mental health, Trauma, Environment,the mind, ICT, Culture, Adolescent/Child health, Maternal health. He is a HIFA Country Representative.

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