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Global Health: Global Mental Health

Key Organizations in Global Mental Health

WHO:  World Health Organization

Use "Health Topics" tab and search for mental disorders and mental health


WHO:  Project Atlas

Project Atlas of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse is designed to collect, compile and disseminate data on mental health and neurology resources in the world. Resources include policies, programmes, financing, services, professionals, treatment and medicines, information systems and related organizations.


World Mental Health Survey from Harvard University

The WMH Survey Initiative is a project of the Assessment, Classification, and Epidemiology (ACE) Group at the World Health Organization coordinating the implementation and analysis of general population epidemiologic surveys of mental, substance use, and behavioral disorders in countries in all WHO Regions.


National Institute of Mental Health:  Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health

A list of goals and 40 challenges in global mental health.  The aim of the initiative was to identify research priorities that, if addressed within the next decade, could lead to substantial improvements in the lives of people living with neuropsychiatric illnesses.  A grand challenge was defined as a specific barrier that, if removed, would help to improve the lives of those affected by mental, neurological, or substance use disorders.


American Psychiatric Association

Policies, initiatives, action plans, research all related to global mental health


National Institute of Mental Health Office of Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health

A U.S. federal agency coordinating efforts to reduce mental health disparities both within and outside of the United States and overseeing research on global mental health, health disparities, and women’s mental health.

Consortium of Universities for Global Health

An organization of over 145 academic institutions and other organizations from around the world engaged in addressing global health challenges.

Centre for Global Mental Health

A collaboration between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and King’s Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre to foster research and training in policy, prevention, treatment and care.

Global Initiative on Psychiatry

An international non-profit foundation supporting the development of mental health care services in developing countries.

Movement for Global Mental Health

A network of individuals and organizations focused on improving services for people living with mental health problems and psychosocial disabilities worldwide.

Mental Health Innovation Network

A global community of mental health innovators sharing resources and ideas including policy and advocacy resources.