Open Access Commentary

Role of Traditional & Religious Leaders in Stigma Reduction

Janice L Cooper* and CC Benedict Dossen**

The Carter Center, Liberia Mental Health Team, West Africa

Corresponding Author

Received Date: July 06, 2019;  Published Date: July 12, 2019


I bring to your attention an issue in mental health that gets scarce attention in the peer- reviewed literature: the use of traditional and religious healing in mental health. Funding for mental health services and consequently mental health services research in low-and income countries remains low compared to other health funding. Funding to examine the role of traditional and religious healing in mental health is even smaller.

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