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World Mental Health Day; Newsletter of SIP (InterAmerican Society of Psychology) Invites Articles


World Mental Health Day: October 10, 2008

The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) has selected as this year’s theme for World Mental Health Day: “Making Mental Health a Global Priority: Scaling Up Services through Citizen Advocacy and Action.”  Advocacy has been at the heart of the Federation’s work throughout its existence, and the theme celebrates the 60th anniversary of its founding in London in 1948.  The campaign will also support the Lancet Series “Call to Action” which focuses on the need to improve mental health services, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

The WFMH is currently developing campaign materials that will be placed on its web site ( later in the year, in various languages.  To be placed on a list to be mailed a CD-ROM in mid-year, contact the program director, Deborah Maguire, or view and download all material via the website.

If you have a program you consider a best practice in mental health advocacy – please contact the WFMH at this email address for more details on how to submit that for possible inclusion in the WMHDAY material this year!

Newsletter of SIP (InterAmerican Society of Psychology) Invites Articles

The InterAmerican Society of Psychology (SIP - Sociedad Interamericana de Psicologia) was established in 1951 and has members throughout North, Central and South America. It contributes to the regional development of the discipline through international and regional congresses, publications, and the establishment of professional networks among different psychological specializations within regions.

The SIP Newsletter, Inter-American Psychology, published twice a year, reports news, announcements and articles of interest to psychologists of the Americas and focuses on facilitating the communication between psychologists with information about psychology in the region. The editor, Marcelo Urra, invites contributions and welcomes all readers. To obtain a copy, please contact Marcelo Urra or visit