Global Challenges in Mental Health

Through May 27, 2014
Center in Delhi

May. 25

The objective of this conference was to raise awareness about mental health issues and improve the health of global citizens affected by mental health illness through collaborative efforts with international partners. The aim was to promote education, implement interventions, and advance research towards enhancing the field of mental health. During the conference a diverse set of topics was highlighted ranging from cutting-edge research and technology, updates in mental health education and training, as well as clinical applications of effective community-based interventions. The University of Chicago’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, shared its mission to enhance partnerships in South Asia and transcend borders in pursuit of intellectual inquiry and advancing the field of mental health. This conference was a step towards the understanding and destigmatisation of mental illness and was positively received by the participants.  (See also the Global Health Initiative website.)