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Director's Welcome

As Director of the Center for Global Mental Health (CGMH) at UC San Diego, I warmly welcome you to our website.  We invite you to become familiar with the affiliates of the Center and the issues we seek to engage.  We challenge you to challenge yourself, your colleagues/peers, families, friends, to become aware of implicit bias you may have regarding the mere mention of “mental health” as relevant -- or to be avoided -- and to increase awareness of the vast impact of mental health you may observe, encounter, or experience on an everyday basis.  The CGMH seeks to collectively find ways to improve understandings, lives, and worlds.  We also seek to improve care and treatment for mental health since currently, such healthcare systems are inadequate worldwide.

Janis H. Jenkins

Director, CGMH