Mission and Goals
The Yale Global Mental Health Program (GMHP) exists to supplement and support existing didactic and clinical curriculum of the residency program. Residents/fellows interested in doing GMHP-related education may do so during elective times and during selective experiences. The Global Mental Health Elective experiences will be open to all residents/fellows in the program and to others in the medical school and university.
The goals of the Yale Global Mental Health Program are:
- Global Mental Health Awareness: To promote awareness of issues of global mental health and social disparities.
- Practical Implementation in Clinical Settings: To develop practice tools to address these issues both at home and abroad.
- Underserved Access to Care: To promote interest in working with underserved populations within and outside the United States that are in need of mental health services.
- Cross Cultural Psychiatry in Practice: To expand the knowledge of cross cultural psychiatry and provide ways for residents to incorporate that knowledge into their clinical practice of psychiatry.
- Networking: To develop within and external to the department of psychiatry a network of individuals with common interests in global mental health from which collaborative ideas and projects can spring.
Leadership of the Yale Global Mental Health Program:
Among the topics recently discussed are:
- The Intersection of GMH and Addiction: Methadone Maintenance in China
- Conducting Scholarly Work in GHM
- Autism Awareness and Research in Pakistan
- Global Mental Health RCT in Prayer Camps in Ghana
- GMH and International Law
- Psych Corps Program in Ghana
- The Changing Health Needs Among Refugees in Protracted Crisis - An Example of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
- Disaster Psychiatry
- Mental Health Care Responses to the Nepal Earthquakes: From Humanitarian Emergencies to Sustainable Mental Health Systems
- YGMHP Project Presentations in Africa
- GMH in Peru
- Exploring Early Interventions for Psychosis in LMIC
- YGMHP Projects Presentations from Asia
- Mental Health of Children and Adolescents Traumatized by Violence
- YGMHP Project Presentations in the Middle East