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Why I Ride for Mental Health

Last Sunday, thirteen riders from our WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Mental Health team braved the downpour to bike in the Five Boro Bike Tour in support of global mental health.

Hot topicMental health around the world
Stand Up for Mental Health

On Thursday, May 9th, the Columbia Global Mental Health Programs’ Young Professionals Board's hosted their third annual fundraiser at Gotham Comedy Club. It was a night of many laughs and advocacy for mental health!

Five on Fridaymusings on mental health
I Thought I Would Never Run Again

A few years ago, I was standing in Central Park admiring the fall leaves. It was one of those lyrical moments of oneness with nature. Until our dog, whose leash I was holding, decided that she would do her own communing with nature by chasing yet another squirrel. She went right, my right knee went left, and then it snapped. She didn’t catch the squirrel. I limped home.


Congratulations to the Global Mental Health Programs' Research Assistant, Nicole Khauli, who will start her PhD in Clinical Psychology this fall at Palo Alto University, and former intern Janelle Gore, who will start her master's degree this fall at Emory Rollins School of Public Health.

Hot topicMental health around the world
2019 Summer Institute in Global Mental Health

The 2019 Summer Institute in Global Mental Health will be held in May (15 – 20), in New York City at Teachers College, Columbia University. This is a 6-day intensive training course for mental health and allied professionals and trainees working with populations exposed to severe adversities and trauma worldwide.

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.