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April 1958

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AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1958;79(4):474. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1958.02340040118013

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First World Mental Health Year.—  At its annual meeting in Copenhagen last summer, the World Federation for Mental Health designated 1960 as the First World Mental Health Year.Mental Health Year will cover, as the IGY did, the 18-month period from Jan. 1, 1960, to June 30, 1961, and will culminate in the Fifth International Congress on Mental Health, to be held in Paris in August, 1961.Preparatory work for the First World Mental Health Year is already under way. The 32 member associations in the United States will set up a common joint steering committee to guide the preparatory work and the United States' share in the common world-wide undertakings for 1960. In addition to the common undertakings, different countries will pursue special projects of their own choosing, designed, among other things, to reveal the status and needs of mental health in that country and to develop new

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