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Global Mental Health Seminar Series

The Global Mental Health Seminar Series aims to promote ethical and decolonizing framework to learning the current challenges and innovative solutions in Global Mental Health. Attendees include current Yale Psychiatry residents and faculty, Yale School of Public Health students, Yale School of Medicine students, the broader Yale community, and the public.

This is conducted through

  • Intentionally uplift community leaders and mental health advocates and highlighting an anti-colonial framework. Speakers who are a part of their community (eg. Dr. Chibanda with the Friendship Bench in Zimbabwe) are prioritized rather than the traditional model of inviting programs with inherent higher power dynamic (eg. the United States) going to communities in the Global South.
  • Urban and rural areas are represented. Global regions of Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, North America, and South America are represented.
  • Bi-directional learning is emphasized

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. 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 15-30 minutes for questions and group discussion.

Our Partners

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