The Global Mental Health Programs Consortium is based at Columbia University in New York City. We champion better mental health worldwide through innovative advocacy, research, and training. The Global Mental Health Program was founded in 2012 by Professor Kathleen Pike in response to the overwhelming burden of disease of mental illness. It transitioned to a formalized consortium of programs in 2018.
Our Mission and Vision
We envision a world in which mental illness loses its stigma and is recognized as a serious global issue that has an economic, political, and social impact on all of us—whether or not we are directly affected individually or through loved ones.
We envision a world in which effective prevention and treatment interventions are available and accessible in all societies.
We strive to be a world leader in advocacy, research, and training in global mental health.
We are on a mission to promote mental health and reduce the burden of mental illness around the globe by:
About the Website
This website is designed to show the breadth of research, training, and advocacy that exists at Columbia University in the field of global mental health. The site consists of four major theme pages:
If you are a Columbia University faculty member who works in global mental health and would like to join our collaboration and have your work featured on our website, please contact: [email protected].
The Global Mental Health at Columbia network and website are supported by Dr. Kathleen M. Pike, Chair of the Global Mental Health Steering Committee, and her staff: