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April 2022

North American Launch of the Lancet-World Psychiatric Association Commission: time for united action on depression

April 20 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER #UniteAgainstDepression Save the Date for the North American virtual launch of the Lancet-World Psychiatric Association Commission: Time for United Action on Depression. GMH@Harvard Steering Committee Chair, Professor Vikram Patel, is a co-chair of the Lancet-WPA Commission and will be one of the co-hosts of this event. Commission co-chairs and stakeholder representatives will discuss the significance and implementation of these important recommendations to reduce the global burden of depression through the lens of US policy. This free,…

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February 2022

Lancet-World Psychiatric Association Commission on Depression – Official Launch Webinar (this event has passed)

February 16 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
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The Lancet-World Psychiatric Association Commission: time for united action on depression is set to be the most comprehensive report on depression to date. Register Here! By aligning knowledge about depression from many fields, the Lancet-World Psychiatric Association Commission on depression has synthesised evidence from diverse contexts and generated action-oriented recommendations for a variety of stakeholders: communities and those affected by depression and their families; clinicians and public health practitioners; researchers who work to understand and address depression; and policy makers…

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October 2021

GMH@Harvard: “How Did I Get Here?” Career Paths in Mental Health Series (Human Rights, Legal, Policy)

October 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Register for the webinar here!  The purpose of this panel webinar series is to highlight and learn from the career paths of individuals who have been successful in diverse aspects of global mental health work. These seminars will seek to connect students and interested individuals to professionals in the field by understanding their career paths and how their passion and experiences led them to pursue a career in global mental health. It also serves to encourage individuals to find their…

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Book Launch: Mental Health, Legal Capacity, and Human Rights

October 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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Zoom Webinar

With an equal emphasis on the Global North and Global South, this volume offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary analysis of legal capacity in the realm of mental health. Integrating rigorous academic research with perspectives from people with psychosocial disabilities and their caregivers, the authors provide a holistic overview of pertinent issues and suggest avenues for reform.

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September 2021

Young Mental Health Leaders Series: School Based Mental Health Policy (this event has passed)

September 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Register for the webinar here!  Join Mental Health America and the GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard Initiative for the next 60-minute conversation in our Young Mental Health Leaders Series. In each session, we bring together researchers and young mental health advocates to discuss the current challenges and successes in youth mental health. In this session, Ben Ballman, co-founder of DMV Students for Mental Health Reform, will join Young Invincibles’ Rocky Mountain Engagement Manager, Cameron Vigil, to discuss their work leading policy change at the…

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GMH@Harvard: “How Did I Get Here?” Career Paths in Mental Health Series (Mental Health in Humanitarian Settings) (this event has passed)

September 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Register for the webinar here!  The purpose of the panel webinar series is to highlight and learn from the career paths of individuals who have been successful in diverse aspects of global mental health work. These seminars will seek to connect students and interested individuals to professionals in the field by understanding their career paths and how their passion and experiences led them to pursue a career in global mental health. It also serves to encourage individuals to find their…

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July 2021

GMH@Harvard: “How Did I Get Here?” Career Paths in Mental Health Series (this event has passed)

July 13, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
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Register for Zoom link here!  The purpose of the panel webinar series is to highlight and learn from the career paths of individuals who have been successful in diverse aspects of global mental health work. These seminars will seek to connect students and interested individuals to professionals in the field by understanding their career paths and how their passion and experiences led them to pursue a career in global mental health. It also serves to encourage individuals to find their…

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June 2021

Young Mental Health Leaders Series: LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health (this event has passed)

June 22, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Register here.  A recent report from the Trevor Project showed that almost half of all LGBTQ+ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in 2020. At the same time, only half of the youth surveyed could access wanted mental health care. As we work to build better systems, young people are leading the way in creating conversations and solutions to improve mental health among LGBTQ+ youth. Join Mental Health America and the GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard Initiative for the next 60-minute conversation in our Young…

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May 2021

Young Mental Health Leaders Series: Peer Support & Youth Mental Health

May 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Co-Hosted by GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard & Mental Health America  Register for the webinar here!  With increasing rates of distress among young people, young leaders are stepping up to transform how we approach mental health. Youth peer support programs are growing in popularity because young people want them and because research shows peer support works. To build on this momentum, we must equip young people with the tools and skills to support themselves and their peers and invest in youth peer support programs…

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April 2021

Protection and Mental Health Assistance for Communities Affected by COVID-19 in Peru (this event has passed)

April 1, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Carmen is a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Global Health and Population. She is also a Harvard LEAD Fellow at the Harvard Global Health Institute. Currently, Carmen serves as the Director of Mental Health at Socios En Salud (Partners In Health) in Peru where she coordinates diverse research projects on the understanding and improvement of tuberculosis (TB) affected populations, community health, and mental health. She has over 25 years of experience as a public health professional. This event is…

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February 2021

Department of Global Health and Population Thursday Brown Bag Series (this event has passed)

February 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Join us on February 11th at 1PM ET for our weekly Thursday Brown Bag Series which features an informal talk and Q&A session. Topic: Promoting Access to HIV Services among Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in Malawi Speaker: Cynthia Mambo, MA Cynthia is currently a Visiting Scientist within the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is also a Harvard LEAD Fellow. Additionally, she is the Deputy PEPFAR Coordinator at…

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November 2020

GMH@Harvard Research Seminar – Shamiri: Supporting Youth Mental Health in Kenya via Scalable Low-Stigma Intervention

November 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Click here to register and receive the zoom link!  Abstract Depression and anxiety make up an estimated 45% of the global burden of disease for young people, and both are associated with many negative life outcomes. This burden falls disproportionately on low-income countries, such as Kenya, where a high percentage of youths report clinically elevated symptoms of depression or anxiety. However, these young people rarely receive treatment due to a dearth of mental health providers, elevated stigma related to mental…

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