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When Serious Mental Illness Meets a Failing Mental Health System

Sandra Luckow is a filmmaker and consummate storyteller. She is also completing her tenure as an Artist in Residence in our Mental Health Arts and Advocacy Program funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Her film, That Way Madness Lies…, tells the heart wrenching story of the Luckow family’s odyssey through a broken mental health system in their attempt to secure help for Sandra’s brother, Duanne, as he descends into madness.

Hot topicMental health around the world
Columbia Global Mental Health Programs Summer Internship

Welcome to our Columbia Global Mental Health Programs' undergraduate summer interns, who will be working on a variety of qualitative and quantitative global mental health research projects with us for the summer!

Five on Fridaymusings on mental health
Burnout Explained

Hitting the send button each week is like serving in tennis. With great anticipation, I always wonder what will come back at me.

Five on Fridaymusings on mental health
WHO Announces Adoption of New International Classification of Diseases

Imagine playing golf and not having words for birdie or bogey. Imagine preparing dinner without the guidance of cookbooks that describe what a soufflé is and what the ingredients for lasagna are. The ICD-11 is the organizing volume, the guidebook, that captures our current knowledge for all health conditions, including mental health and substance use disorders.

Five on Fridaymusings on mental health
Dementia Reimagined

Dr. Tia Powell directs the Center for Bioethics for Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  She is a national expert on dementia, and for full disclosure, she is a dear friend. So, it is with enormous joy that I share with you a conversation I had with Tia about her recently published book Dementia Reimagined.

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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

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.