About the Authors

Vikram Patel


Affiliations Centre for Global Mental Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, Sangath, Goa, India, Centre for Mental Health, Public Health Foundation of India, India

Gary S. Belkin

Affiliations Program in Global Mental Health, New York University School of Medicine, New York, United States of America, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, New York, United States of America

Arun Chockalingam

Affiliation Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

Janice Cooper

Affiliations The Carter Center Mental Health Liberia Program, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, United States of America, College of Science & Technology, University of Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia

Shekhar Saxena

Affiliation Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Switzerland

Jürgen Unützer

Affiliation Division of Integrated Care and Public Health, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, United States of America

Competing Interests

VP is a member of the Editorial Board of PLOS Medicine. The authors have declared that no other competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: VP. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: AC JC GB JU SS. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: VP GB JC AC SS JU. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: VP GB JC AC SS JU.