Yale Psychiatry’s Global Mental Health Program is an exciting new 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 monthly presentations and tailored readings. We meet monthly to discuss issues at the intersection of psychiatry and global health, and to learn about global mental health practice and research from experts in the field.
In general, we devote the first 30-45 minutes of our meeting to a presentation by a researcher or practitioner in the field, followed by 30 minutes for group discussion. Over the course of 2-years, psychiatry residents will expand their understanding of this new and growing field through the lens of 6 overarching “Themes in GMH”. These include: An Introduction to GMH and the global burden of disease; social determinants and prevention; mental health and human rights, law and policy; research and education in GMH; implementation and resources in GMH; and special populations.
The Global Mental Health Program is a unique opportunity to join an expanding network of individuals who share a common interest in global mental health and cross-cultural psychiatry. Check out the “Reflections” page on the website to learn about some of the amazing projects our psychiatry residents are experiencing throughout Asia, Latin America and Africa.
Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30 pm at 300 George St, Department of Psychiatry, 9th Floor Conference Room. See the calendar below for upcoming events, including dates, times, and locations.
Global Mental Health Opportunities Outside Yale
May 28-June 12
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Summer Institute in Mental Health Research
Baltimore and online
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