The Global Picture of Mental Health
Presenter Dr Margaret Young
After graduating from medical school in 1983, Margaret spent a number of years working in public hospitals in Queensland and Tasmania, then undertook training in general practice.
An opportunity emerged to work as a volunteer in Cambodia. One year turned into three, and she discovered a passion for public health medicine, which she describes as the opportunity to marry medical training with the assessment of health and health needs, in order to mobilise resources to improve the health of the community.
For the past fifteen years Margaret has worked in public health medicine in Queensland, currently as the Director of the Public Health Unit in Wide Bay.Learning Outcomes
In this session, you will:
- Discuss the measures used in estimating burden of disease
- Explore the global burden of disease associated with mental disorders and variations by region, age and sex
- Explore these issues and review some of the challenges through a WHO essay on mental health
- Gain an understanding of social determinants and mental disorders