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Love is EleMENTAL

This week, on Valentine’s Day, friends and supporters of the Global Mental Health Program attended the new Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen.

In Praise of Folly: Global Mental Health Award for Innovation in the Arts

On November 9th, the Global Mental Health Program presented acclaimed Venezuelan artist and filmmaker JAVIER TÉLLEZ with the 2nd Global Mental Health Award for Innovation in the Arts. Moderated by John Hanhardt, Consulting Senior Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the event included film clips, lecture, and discussion with this extraordinary artist.

Mental Health among the top 10 Global Health Issues to Follow in 2016

IntraHealth International’s annual list includes topics that will shape the global health agenda in the upcoming year. This year, mental health for trauma survivors makes the list of key challenges global organizations hope to overcome.

Photo Credit: Clement Tardif/IntraHealth International

Love Is Elemental. Celebrate With Us This Valentine’s Day.

“Dear Evan Hansen” addresses with great heart and humor both the social anxiety we all experience at some point or another and the new modes of communication that can amplify either a sense of belonging or non-belonging.

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Reducing the burden of mental illness worldwide.

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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.