The BBC World Service is in the midst of an excellent series on global mental health – called The Truth About Mental Health.
It is currently half-way through and is remarkably well done, looking at everything from the war in Syria, to the effects of solitary confinement, to treatment in developing countries.
The programme also takes a considered look at the important question of whether mental illness is universal or whether it is tightly bound to the culture in which we live.
You can get the episode guide and streaming audio from this page but because the BBC is a bit rubbish at the internet, the podcasts are on an entirely different page, not linked from the episode guide, under the heading of a different programme and mixed in with another series.
Oh, and they’re only available for a few weeks. It’s fine, those interactive Pods will never catch on.
Don’t let this put you off though, whether you manage to catch the podcasts or can stream the programmes online, they’re an excellent guide to the increasingly important field of global mental health.