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GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS

 

The organizations listed here are excellent resources for additional information about global mental health issues and potential solutions.

GMHAD is an open database that makes mental health assessment tools available to practitioners working with diverse populations in a wide range of locales. Anyone working in this field is invited to share and search for assessment tools in the database.

The World Health Organization (WHO) directs, monitors and coordinates international health, including mental health, within the United Nations’ system.

Promotes mental health and seeks to reduce the burden of mental illness around the world through postgraduate education in global mental health, training programs to build capacity in in low- and middle income countries, research of global relevance, awareness-building programs, and advocacy for human rights of people with mental health illness.

Harvard's university-wide entity with partners around the world whose mission is develop knowledge that will generate better outcomes for the health of the world’s population.

The Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma

A multi-disciplinary programfocused on the health and mental health care of traumatized refugees and civilians in areas of conflict/post-conflict and natural disasters.

A network of individuals and organizations who aim to improve services for people living with mental health problems and psychosocial disabilities worldwide, especially in low- and middle-income countries where effective services are often scarce.

With most medical products being designed for traditional commercial markets and rarely retrofitted for environments where electricity, transportation, and health care workers are not readily available, the Northwestern Global Health Foundation coordinates re-design of existing technologies and invention of new technologies with the most neglected populations in mind first.

Oxford Mindfulness Centre

An international center of excellence within Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry that works with partners around the world to prevent depression and enhance human potential through the therapeutic use of mindfulness.

Represents psychologists who foster international connections among psychologists, engage in multicultural research or practice, apply psychological principles to the development of public policy or are otherwise concerned with individual and group consequences of global events.

Dedicated to encouraging, promoting and facilitating a scientist-professional model of counseling psychology in international contexts in the U.S. and around the globe

Stanford University Center for Innovation in Global Health

CIGH creates partnered programs that build capacity both overseas and in the United States in underserved, low resource communities. It supports research, education, and mentorship opportunities in global health. I

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