Innovation in the Arts: Sarah Jones performing 'Sell/Buy/Date'

Sarah Jones is a one-woman global village, and she’s receiving the 2017 Global Mental Health Award for Innovation in the Arts. March 6, 2018, Geffen Playhouse Theater, LA.

Our Year in Review: 2017

The Global Mental Health Program at Columbia University Medical Center is making quantifiable progress in alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness. It's that simple and it's that complex.

Five on Fridaymusings on mental health
Five Courageous Women, Five Personal Stories, Five Documentary Films.

1 in 4. That’s the statistic for how many of us will have a mental illness over the course of our lifetimes.

That Way Madness Lies: Free Film Screening at Columbia

April 11, 2018. Followed by a followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Sandra Luckow, artist in residence 2018 with the Global Mental Health Program.

Our mission

Pioneering research initiatives. Promoting mental health.
Reducing the burden of mental illness worldwide.

Education & Training

Offering a wide range of educational opportunities for students, clinicians and researchers interested in advancing global mental health.


Committed to increasing knowledge that has real impact, members of our GMHP engage in research initiatives on a wide range of mental health priorities around the world.

Advocacy and the Arts

Engaging the Arts as a lens through which to encounter, educate, and understand mental illness represents a poignant and powerful tool that has the capacity to traverse cultural boundaries and societal stigma.