Global Mental Health

November 2, 2021

GMH Newsletter Featured Topics – October 2021

Dr. Bradley Wagenaar awarded R01 to study an innovative approach to the mental health care cascade in Mozambique Mental disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide, yet treatment gaps exceed 90% in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Considerable progress is being made in access to mental healthcare through task-shifting to lower-level healthcare providers. While task-sharing may increase access to…


September 13, 2021

GMH Newsletter Practicum Feature – September 2021

Featured topic: Blue Space, Mental Health + Urban Design By Andrea Petzel Introduction Nearly 40% of the world’s population lives within 100 km of a coast, resulting in a population density twice the global average [1]. Defined as a transitional area between land and water, human settlements have thrived along biologically rich coastal areas (blue…


August 27, 2021

GMH Newsletter Featured Topics – August 2021

2021 August Newsletter Mobile Mental Health in Community-Based Organizations: A Stepped Care Approach to Women’s Mental Health Untreated depression is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality among women in low and middle- income countries (LMIC). Dr. Amritha Bhat (UW GMH faculty) and Dr. Krishnamachari Srinivasan were recently awarded an R21 from NIMH for their…


July 30, 2021

GMH Newsletter Practicum Feature – July 2021

July 2021 Newsletter Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Since the US House of Representatives passed the resolution in 2008 in honor of Bebe Moore Campbell, mental health advocates in the United States have focused attention on improving access to mental health care and…


June 24, 2021

GMH Newsletter Featured Topics – June 2021

2021 June Newsletter New HIV and Mental Health Center We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Behavioral Research Center for HIV (BIRCH) at the University of Washington. This developmental Center, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, will provide infrastructure and support for high-impact science on HIV and mental health and a…


May 20, 2021

GMH Newsletter Featured Topics – May 2021

2021 May Newsletter May is Mental Health Month! Mental Health Awareness month was launched in 1949 by Mental Health America, and each year the organization announces a theme and materials to educate the public about mental illnesses, bring attention to people with lived experience, and to promote strategies for sustaining mental health. This year’s theme…


April 30, 2021

GMH Newsletter Featured Topics – April 2021

2021 April Newsletter Spotlight: UW eDGH New Global Mental Health Course UW Global Mental Health Program, in collaboration with eDGH, recently launched a new online course on Global Mental Health for health professionals around the world. Developed by Dr. Christopher Kemp and Dr. Deepa Rao, this 10-week course covered key issues in global mental health,…


June 5, 2020

GMH Newsletter Featured Topics – June 2020

Link to full newsletter here Perspectives from GMH Faculty on racial justice and sustainable change June 2020 was an historic month in Seattle and around the world as protests against police brutality and in support of Black lives expanded. In Seattle, as elsewhere, a space opened for Black students, staff and faculty in our university…


May 5, 2020

GMH Newsletter Featured Topics – May 2020

Digital Solutions to Mental Health Needs in the United States Mental Health in the Digital Age Videoconferencing with a psychiatrist, a pill that is tracked by a smartphone app when swallowed, and virtual reality treatments are all ways in which technology is rapidly transforming mental healthcare. Digital health is a booming sector that helps close…


April 5, 2020

GMH Newsletter Featured Topics – April 2020

Perspectives from Seattle: COVID-19 and Mental Health The current COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in widespread recommendations or mandates for physical distancing in countries across the globe. Stay-at-home orders, school closures, and abrupt changes to behavioral patterns have left millions with disrupted social networks. Although the literature on the mental health effects of epidemics is limited…


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