Five on Fridaymusings on mental health
#NotOkay: Sobering Stats on Sexual Violence

Sexual violence robs us all – men and women, rich and poor – of our humanity and our dignity. Here are five sobering stats that bring to light, at a global level, why it really is Not Okay.

In Praise of Folly: Global Mental Health Award for Innovation in the Arts

Please join us on November 9th as JAVIER TÉLLEZ, acclaimed Venezuelan artist and filmmaker, receives the 2nd Global Mental Health Award for Innovation in the Arts. Moderated by John Hanhardt, Consulting Senior Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Mental Health among the top 10 Global Health Issues to Follow in 2016

IntraHealth International’s annual list includes topics that will shape the global health agenda in the upcoming year. This year, mental health for trauma survivors makes the list of key challenges global organizations hope to overcome.

Photo Credit: Clement Tardif/IntraHealth International

Clinic-hopping through Kenya with Dr. Rebello

In 2015, the Columbia University Global Mental Health Program, in collaboration with our partners at the Africa Mental Health Foundation, was awarded a large grant from Grand Challenges Canada to help develop mental health care services in rural Kenya. Dr. Tahilia Rebello recently visited the clinics in Kenya. “I am immensely inspired and honored to be a part of this initiative.”

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Reducing the burden of mental illness worldwide.

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Offering a wide range of educational opportunities for students, clinicians and researchers interested in advancing global mental health.


Committed to increasing knowledge that has real impact, members of our GMHP engage in research initiatives on a wide range of mental health priorities around the world.

Advocacy and the Arts

24 and Ready to Die: The ethics of physician aid in dying and mental illness. Depicts the request of a young Belgian woman to end her life because of intractable depression.