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Mental health: road to recovery

Category: Healthy perspectives

A bleak scene showing a man walking off into the distance on a long path

By 2030, the World Health Organization estimates that mental illness will be the most common disease globally, affecting nearly 500 million people.  One way of addressing this enormous challenge is investing much more in preventive strategies.  Historical research at the University of Strathclyde shows that by examining how past societies dealt with mental illness, we can discover preventive strategies for today - and tomorrow.   

Entrant: Matthew Smith , History

Copyright: Matthew Smith

Funding: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC): Research Fellowship AH L009641/1

Collaborators: Court Smith (photographer)


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