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Mental Health Inclusion is a Human Right: The Case of Grameen PrimaCare
Monday November 27, 2017

Mental Health Inclusion is a Human Right: The Case of Grameen PrimaCare

By Sara Wetzler Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus was first to argue that access to financial credit is a natural human right, establishing the pioneering Grameen Bank in Bangladesh in 1982 to offer ultra-poor individuals small business microloans. Since then, Grameen has worked tirelessly to open cashflow to the poorest people in underdeveloped countries, […]

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Love is EleMENTAL: 'Dear Evan Hansen' Benefit Performance
Thursday February 16, 2017

Love is EleMENTAL: 'Dear Evan Hansen' Benefit Performance

  Valentine’s Day 2017 was one for the books, as over two hundred friends and supporters of the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia University gathered to take in the creative genius of Broadway’s newest musical sensation, Dear Evan Hansen. The evening raised over $170,000 for our research and program initiatives worldwide – and deepened the conversation on […]

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Five Boro Bike Tour
Monday December 19, 2016

Five Boro Bike Tour

The Global Fund for Mental Health is our proud sponsor in the 2017 TD Five Boro Bike Tour! In any given year, about 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. — that’s 43.8 million, or 18.5% — experiences a mental disorder. Worldwide, mental and behavioral disorders account for approximately 7.4 percent of the global burden of disease, […]

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Dr. Geoffrey M. Reed selected for 2016 Outstanding International Psychologist Award
Monday August 8, 2016

Dr. Geoffrey M. Reed selected for 2016 Outstanding International Psychologist Award

Dr. Geoffrey M. Reed was selected to receive the 2016 Outstanding International Psychologist Award from the American Psychological Association this August, 2016. This award is given every year and it is a prestigious distinction to be recognized by ones colleagues and by the Association. The award gives recognition to individuals who have made outstanding contributions […]

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Stop Calling Trump ‘Crazy.’ It Demeans Those With Mental Illness.
Monday August 8, 2016

Stop Calling Trump ‘Crazy.’ It Demeans Those With Mental Illness.

Perpetuation of stigmatizing, outdated stereotypes makes it harder for those experiencing mental illness to seek the treatment they need. By Patrick J.Kennedy Patrick J. Kennedy is the author, with Stephen Fried, of “A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction.” He is the founder of The Kennedy […]

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