About the Authors

Nino Makhashvili

Affiliations Global Initiative on Psychiatry, Tbilisi, Georgia, Mental Health Resource Center, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Robert van Voren

rvvoren@gip-global.org

Affiliations Global Initiative on Psychiatry, Tbilisi, Georgia, Mental Health Resource Center, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Competing Interests

NM is Director of Global Initiative on Psychiatry-Tbilisi (GIP-Tbilisi), which is involved in mental health reform programs in Georgia. RV has declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: NM. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: RV NM. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: RV NM. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: RV NM.