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W.H.O. Weighs Dropping Transgender Identity From List of Mental Disorders
Tuesday July 26, 2016

W.H.O. Weighs Dropping Transgender Identity From List of Mental Disorders

The World Health Organization is moving toward declassifying transgender identity as a mental disorder in its global list of medical conditions, with a new study lending additional support to a proposal that would delete the decades-old designation.

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Clinic-hopping through Kenya with Dr. Rebello
Monday January 25, 2016

Clinic-hopping through Kenya with Dr. Rebello

In 2015, the Columbia University Global Mental Health Program, in collaboration with our partners at the Africa Mental Health Foundation, was awarded a large grant from Grand Challenges Canada to help develop mental health care services in rural Kenya. In January 2016, Dr. Tahilia Rebello visited the clinics in Kenya.

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CSPNJ Site Visit
Thursday January 14, 2016

CSPNJ Site Visit

GMHP International Advisory Board members visited two programs of CSPNJ, a peer-run mental health agency in New Jersey. The visit was arranged through Board member and Executive Director of CSPNJ, Jody Silver.

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Mental health included in the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Friday January 1, 2016

Mental health included in the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Promoting mental health and well-being, and the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, are integral parts of the Sustainable Development Agenda to transform our world by 2030 adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2015. This is recognition of the importance of these areas of health within global development and health priorities. For the first time, world leaders are recognizing the […]

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Africa Mental Health Foundation Awarded 700,000 CAD fund for mental health program in Kenya
Monday September 21, 2015

Africa Mental Health Foundation Awarded 700,000 CAD fund for mental health program in Kenya

The TEAM initiative—a mental health program conceived by the Africa Mental Health Foundation (AMHF) based in Nairobi, Kenya in collaboration with the Columbia University Global Mental Health Program in New York City, USA—has recently been selected to receive close to 1 million CAD of funding through Grand Challenges Canada (GCC)’s Transition to Scale program. GCC is funded by […]

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