Partnerships for interdisciplinary collaborative global well-being

Uriel Halbreich, Thomas Schulze, Michel Botbol, Afzal Javed, Roy Abraham Kallivayalil, Suhaila Ghuloum, David Baron, Alexander Moreira Almeida, Michael Musalek, Wai Lun Alan Fung, Avdesh Sharma, Allan Tasman, Nikos Christodoulou, Siegfried Kasper, Gabriel Ivbijaro

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Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The multifaceted intertwined nature of optimal health, mental health, and well-being requires operational, sustainable interdisciplinary partnerships in order to improve personal and global well-being and happiness. The initial step must be the assessment of the nature and magnitude of local problems in the global context. The WHO annual reports may be an adequate departure point as they can demonstrate the global nature of stressful situations and their association with physical and mental stress-related disorders. Therein, mental health professionals should spearhead change and progress. Attitudes need to be pro-active and partnerships are essential. Pertinent data should be evaluated by local experts who will determine the needs and how best to face them and achieve solutions. Hopefully, common regional denominators will lead to the formation of Regional Interdisciplinary Collaborative Alliances (RICAs) who will share needed resources and focus particularly on vulnerable populations. The RICAs would be supported by experts and technological facilities located in developed economy centers. The long-term goal is to turn the concept of pursuit of happiness into a well-perceived reality.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere12366
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019


  • interdisciplinary
  • policy
  • psychiatry
  • public health
  • well-being


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