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Mental health and integration in Asia Pacific

  • Chee H. Ng (a1)

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This brief report examines the extent to which community-based treatment and integration support are provided for people living with mental illness across 15 selected Asia-Pacific economies. Some of the key findings are discussed in light of the diversity of economies and cultural contexts.

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Acknowledgements. The report ‘Provision for supporting people with mental illness: A comparison of 15 Asia-Pacific countries’ (2016) was prepared and written by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and sponsored by Janssen Asia Pacific.

Conflicts of interest. None.

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  • Chee H. Ng (a1)
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