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The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) is an international, non-profit advocacy organization founded in 1948 to advance the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health. The federation's objectives include improving the quality of mental health services, reducing the stigma associated with mental and emotional disorders, and protecting the human rights of individuals defined as mentally ill. The Federation works to achieve its mission and goals through research conducted at collaborating centers associated with major universities, public education programs such as World Mental Health Day, consultation to the United Nations (UN) and its specialized agencies, and development of a regional structure for organization project work at the community level.
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