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Stand Up For Mental Health 2018
Thursday May 24, 2018

Stand Up For Mental Health 2018

Nothing beats doing something fun for a cause! Mental health and substance use issues are affecting someone in every family, someone you know, someone you love, and someone you care about. This year on May 3, the Global Mental Health Young Professionals Board hosted their second annual fundraiser at Gotham Comedy Club. Last year their fundraising […]

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Five Boro Bike Tour 2018
Tuesday May 8, 2018

Five Boro Bike Tour 2018

In any given year, about 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. — that’s 43.8 million, or 18.5% — experiences a mental disorder. Worldwide, mental and behavioral disorders account for approximately 7.4% of the global burden of disease, and represent the leading cause of disability—accounting for 22.2% of years lived with disability globally. It’s estimated that […]

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Global Health Practicum Posters
Monday March 5, 2018

Global Health Practicum Posters

The Global Health Certificate and the Global Health Initiative (GHI) of the Mailman School of Public Health hosted The Global Health Practicum Showcase on Wednesday, March 1st, 2018. Students presented posters of their six month practicum experiences abroad, including in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Three of our Global Mental Health Practicum students showcased their experiences; […]

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(Mental) Health is a Human Right: A Reflection in the Wake of the Florida School Shooting
Thursday February 22, 2018

(Mental) Health is a Human Right: A Reflection in the Wake of the Florida School Shooting

Izabella Zant, Master of Public Health Candidate, Columbia University. Recently, a friend called me scared at 2:00am. His voice was shaky, emotions polarized from drinking. His breath was labored as he manically apologized for being distant, aloof, and argumentative. He had decided to not pick up his depression medication at the local pharmacy resulting in days […]

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Love is EleMENTAL: Eve Ensler’s In The Body of the World
Monday February 12, 2018

Love is EleMENTAL: Eve Ensler’s In The Body of the World

9 February 2018, New York City Center. This past Friday, our second Love is EleMENTAL Program centered around Eve Ensler’s performance of her personal memoir, In the Body of the World. It was a riveting ninety minutes that drilled to the heart of humanity and what happens when stripped bare and vulnerable, someone finds courage […]

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