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Yale Global Mental Health Program

Our Mission is to increase awareness of global mental health issues and social disparities while developing tools to address associated challenges here in the United States and abroad. Our Vision is to become the premiere center for Global Mental Health education and collaboration within the United States and internationally.

Our Mission becomes especially important in the year that we have had. With already so much need for mental health care, COVID has underscored the disparities that we knew existed and exacerbated mental health especially in our youths and young adults. The turmoil, injustice, cruelty, and systemic racism in our country has left our hearts broken and reminded us that we can and should do better. In these difficult times, it is even more important to unite and come together to share information and address disparities both at home and abroad.

We are excited to announce that the Yale Global Mental Health (YGMH) monthly seminar series are open to the public worldwide. This is to promote collaboration and sharing of important work done to address mental health disparities including access to care, human rights, equity, prejudice and discrimination. The YGMH monthly Seminar Series are held on the first Tuesday of every month from 6 pm - 7:15 pm. Please click the zoom link here to join the meeting. To learn more about our upcoming speakers and topics, check out the YGMH Seminar Series tab. Consider joining our listserv, we email on a bimonthly to monthly basis with reminders, opportunities, and announcements.

Lastly, we are thrilled to announce the new Yale Global Mental Health Distinction Pathway for current psychiatry residents. Check out the Resident Distinction Pathway for more information.

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International Activity Maps

View the national and international activity of faculty and current trainees from the Yale Department of Psychiatry:

Watch Video of United Nations Meeting on Global Mental Health

Click here to watch the United Nations meeting on Global Mental Health. Filmed Sept. 26, 2018.