Global Mental Health Program
Yale Psychiatry’s Global Mental Health Program is an exciting new concentration that capitalizes on the broad and diverse experiences of our faculty and residents. Originated by residents, the program supplements current courses and electives with additional mentoring, community service, scholarly projects, and clinical experiences.
The program aims to increase awareness of global mental health issues and social disparities while developing tools to address associated challenges both at home and abroad.
The Global Mental Health Program is a unique opportunity to join an expanding network of individuals who share a common interest in global mental health and cross-cultural psychiatry.
Past and Current Resident Experiences in Global Mental Health
|Initiation of IV heroin use in Malaysia||R25
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|PTSD in China||IMPORT Grant; Yale China Association; APA Minority Grant||Presentations|
|Substance use in Thailand||IMPORT Grant|
|Drug use in Jamaica||R25|
|Access to psychiatric care in China||IMPORT Grant; Yale China Association||Book chapter|
|Drug use outcomes of MMT clinics in Wuhan, China||R25
|Jordan – IASC guidelines – Refugee Camps||UN consultancy||Consultancy report|
|India||APA Minority Grant||Paper
|Teaching PTSD recognition to teachers/families in China||Chinese Government Grant||Presentations|
Changing Perceptions of Global Medicine
"Overall, the experience in the global mental health project in Sierra Leone, has undoubtedly changed my life and worldview, not only on how psychiatry is practiced, but how medicine on a whole is approached throughout the world."
Practice at the Forefront of Global Health
"Traveling to Chiapas, Mexico was a marked experience in my professional and personal lives. Meeting and connecting with the local residents and working with young men and women that practice at the forefront of Global Health prompted me to engage in a constructive and reflective process."
An Externship to Thailand Teaches Important Lessons and Expands a Doctor's Perspective
Investigating the Use of Pharmacologic and Behavioral Treatments in Malaysia
"I came away with a deeper understanding of substance abuse issues in the region and a level of compassion and commitment to those struggling with these disorders that would not have been possible without this experience."
A Cross-Cultural Experience in the Psychiatric Wards of Changsha, China
A Resident's Experience in Learning Stress Resilience
"It was an unforgettable experience from my residency training and my professional life. I learned more from those earthquake survivors than any textbooks and papers that I have read. I am always grateful to everyone who helped me accomplish this workshop. My thoughts are with those dedicated teachers and their young brave students."