Year: 1996 Source: World Health Statistics Quarterly, v.49, no.3-4, (1996), p.213-217 SIEC No: 19971099

This article outlines efforts by the World Health Organization to include psychosocial & mental health interventions as part of an emergency assistance program. Development of the new Regional Model on Mental Health is discussed. The key elements of this model are: organizational coordination, collection of background data on patients, capacity building in local areas & self-empowerment of local professionals at all levels. Suggestions for implementation of this model are provided. (9 refs) (SC)