Nikolay A. Negay, Ph.D., General Director of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center for Mental Health of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan (the National Mental Health Center), Ph.D. in Psychiatry, Master of Business Administration, Economist. He participated in the working groups of several draft laws in the national healthcare; he is one of the drafters of normative legal acts in the field of mental health. Over the years, he was the Chief Psychiatrist (on the prevention of suicide) of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He is one of the ideologists and organizers of changes in the mental health service in terms of increasing its accessibility and integration with PHC. The field of scientific interests is the prevention of suicidal behavior, forensic psychiatry and organization of the mental health service.