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Global Mental Health Seminar Series

A major component of the program is the Yale Global Mental Health Seminar Series hosted monthly starting July of each academic calendar year. The goal of the Seminar Series is to foster deeper understanding of the challenges of mental health access, care, research, practice, and policy across the world while identifying opportunities for improvement through education, training, capacity building, and service.

Excitingly, the Seminar Series are open to the public worldwide. This is to promote education, collaboration, and sharing of important work done to address global mental health disparities. We welcome you to attend regardless of where you are in the world, your current level inside or outside of the education system, or whether you are simply interested in one speaker.

Our Seminars are held on the first Tuesday of every month from 6 pm – 7:15 pm EST. In general, we devote the first 45 – 60 minutes of our meeting to a presentation by a researcher or practitioner in the field, followed by 15-30 minutes for questions and group discussion. You do not have to participate in the group discussion or questions to attend. We understand everyone is on a different schedule and comfort level, and we welcome for you to join and leave the meeting as you see fit.

If you would like to nominate a speaker for an upcoming Yale Global Mental Health Seminars, please email us at

Our program would not be possible without the support of our partners. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the following:

  • The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund and The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale
  • Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH): PRCH is part of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine as well as the Connecticut Mental Health Center. PRCH uses research, evaluation, education, training, policy development, and consultation to promote recovery from serious mental illness, substance use, and health disparities both in Connecticut, as well as internationally. PRCH hosts the International Recovery & Citizenship Collective, bringing together advocates for a community focused approach to recovery from mental health and substance use conditions.
  • Yale Internal Medicine Global Health and Equity Program
  • Institute for Muslim Mental Health