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Dedicated to research, practice, and advocacy that prioritizes mental health for all persons and communities worldwide

What is Global Mental Health?

Global Mental Health (GMH) is a field of research, practice, and advocacy that prioritizes mental health for all persons and communities worldwide. As with physical health, mental health concerns all humans, whether as a temporary, mild condition or more persistent and serious condition affecting individuals and families. And, as declared by the World Health Organization, there can be “no health without mental health.” Practitioners of GMH work to counteract social stigma and discrimination that is commonly associated with such conditions. Learn more.

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19 research projects & collaborations in 19 different countries.

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AOC on trauma she experienced at Capitol riots

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she feared GOP lawmakers would lead rioters to her: ‘I thought I was going to die’

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Well-Being & Training Resources and Lived Experiences of COVID-19

To help manage feelings of stress, anxiety, and loneliness during these extraordinary times, the CGMH has curated a list of both wellness resources and the lived experiences of covid-19.

See our web-page to stay up to date with coronavirus news and resources

'I Could Not Allow That To Stand': Ocasio-Cortez Rebukes Republican For Vulgar Insult“

“. . . He called me crazy. He called me out of my mind. . .”

Read Dr. Shim's powerful statement issued in STAT: Structural racism is why I am leaving organized psychiatry

Dr. Ruth Shim, M.D., MPH. Associate Professor and Luke & Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UC Davis, will present a Special Grand Rounds on Structural Racism in Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, UC San Diego. September 29, 2020 8:00-9:30am

Mental health care should change as consequence of COVID-19

"The unpredictability and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic; the associated lockdowns, physical distancing, and other containment strategies; and the resulting economic breakdown could increase the risk of mental health problems and exacerbate health inequalities."