October 10th is World Mental Health Day-#TimeToAct

To mark World Mental Health Day, please share this new short film created by United for Global Mental Health and Academy Award-winning studio Aardman. The ‘new mindset’ animation underlines how mental ill health is a global issue, affecting everyone, everywhere and that it is #TimeToAct so that we all have someone to turn to.

Five on Fridaymusings on mental health
Mental Health Parity and Reality

Led by former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy and former US Surgeon General David Satcher, the Kennedy Forum commemorated the 10th Anniversary of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) at the Kennedy Caucus Room of the US Capitol. Along with members of the International Advisory Board of our Global Mental Health Program at Columbia, I had the opportunity to participate in this day of celebration and day of reckoning.

Diary of a Global Mental Health Summer Intern

Morgan Silverman, a student at Dickson College, Pennsylvania, documented her internship with a series of endearing blog posts.

Stand up for Mental Health 2018

This year on May 3, the Global Mental Health Young Professionals Board hosted our second annual fundraiser at Gotham Comedy Club

Our mission

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.