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Yale Global Mental Health Program

Yale Global Mental Health Leadership 2021-2023. From left to right: Hamada Altalib, Sirikanya Chiraroekmongkon, Paul Eigenberger, Michelle Silva, Theddeus Iheanacho

Yale Psychiatry’s Global Mental Health Program aims to increase awareness of global mental health issues and social disparities while developing tools to address associated challenges both at home and abroad.

This is an exciting concentration that capitalizes on the broad and diverse experiences of our faculty and residents. Originated by residents, the program supplements current courses and electives with additional mentoring, community service, scholarly projects, and clinical experiences.

The principles of the Yale Global Mental Health Program are:

  • 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.
  • Ethical and Decolonialization: To learn and support restorative justice considering historical context and global power dynamic that exists
  • Collaborative: 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.

International Activity Maps

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