Mental Health Is a Universal Human Right


  • Bushra Akram Senior Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Nishtar Medical University, Multan, Pakistan.
  • Rizwana Amin Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Effat College of Humanities, Effat University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.



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How to Cite

Akram, B., & Amin , R. (2023). Mental Health Is a Universal Human Right. Journal of Professional & Applied Psychology, 4(3), 305–307.