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Table 4 Summary of barriers and opportunities within theme 1: Prioritising mental health in Cambodia

From: Development of mental healthcare in Cambodia: barriers and opportunities

Barriers
 Low priority of mental health compared to other development priorities
 Incomplete implementation of mental health policy
 Stigma and discrimination against people with mental disorders
 Lack of awareness and understanding of mental health amongst leaders and the general population
Opportunities
 Development and effective implementation of mental health policy and legislation
 Sustained efforts to raise awareness, especially amongst leaders
 Utilising modern technology e.g. social media for education, to raise awareness and reduce stigma