Five on Fridaymusings on mental health
Good Grief

I attended a funeral last week. Losing a loved one precipitates a journey of grieving. And although this experience of loss is nearly universal, it is also exquisitely personal.

Five on Fridaymusings on mental health
Hello 2019; Goodbye 2018

With the start of a new year, we all engage in some form of accounting. In doing so, almost universally, we focus on aspects of our lives that are intimately associated with our mental health and wellbeing.

Five on Fridaymusings on mental health
2018 Home Office Challenge

Sitting at her desk, Tracy did a 360 degree spin in her chair, and identified five objects that do not have any immediate or obvious connection to mental health. But wait…!

Five on Fridaymusings on mental health
The Happiness Industry Makes Me Sad

I am all for being happy. Who isn’t? But the happiness industry? That’s another thing altogether.

Five on Fridaymusings on mental health
Ninety Years and Counting

This Monday, my dear friend, Jim Spool (AKA Grandpa Jimmy), will be ninety years old. A lot has happened in ninety years – all around the world, and in virtually every dimension of human experience, including what we know and how we think about mental health and mental illness.

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Pioneering research initiatives. Promoting mental health.
Reducing the burden of mental illness worldwide.

Education & Training

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

Engaging the Arts as a lens through which to encounter, educate, and understand mental illness represents a poignant and powerful tool that has the capacity to traverse cultural boundaries and societal stigma.