Featured Films & Video


As understanding and awareness about issues in Global Mental Health — and Mental Health more generally — has continued to grow, multiple media platforms are increasingly being used to share stories about personal struggles, connect individuals with resources and build supportive online communities, and convey life-saving information to those in need, their loved ones, and the broader community.

Here, we feature video clips, film trailers, and other visual media that shed light on key issues in the field, promote awareness and knowledge, and convey powerful messages of progress and hope.

Current Feature

A feature documentary directed by Lucy Winer, Kings Park offers an inside look at public mental health care in America by focusing on the story of this now abandoned institution.

Past Features

Columbia GMHP Director Dr. Kathy Pike explains in less  than a minute and a half, the importance and urgency of  making mental health a priority today.

Columbia University Seminar on Global Mental Health: Robin  Hammond, filmmaker —“Engaging the Arts to Advocate  for Individuals with Mental Illness”   

Columbia University Screening & Panel Discussion:“Riding My Way Back – A Story about a Veteran, A Horse, and Hope” – a short documentary co-directed by Robin Fryday and Peter Rosenbaum

Narrative Medicine Rounds: Kathy Leichter, filmmaker – “Here One  Day:  Using Film to Reduce Stigma and Raise Awareness About  Mental  Illness”

Global Screening Event: “Hidden Pictures: A Personal Journey into Global Mental Health”an award-winning documentary film by Delaney Ruston