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and treatment of mental illnesses.

Meetings and Events

Research workshops and scientific meetings are some of the best forums in which to identify research gaps and to stimulate new areas of mental health research.

Upcoming Events

Details about upcoming events — including meetings, conferences, workshops, lectures, webinars, and chats — sponsored by the NIMH.

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Advancing Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for LGBTQ+ Youth


This webinar will provide an overview of a NIMH-sponsored study that adapts an evidence-based mental health intervention for LGBTQ+ youth of color and their families. It will also showcase potential mechanisms that can be used to adapt the intervention to address mental health disparities faced by sexual and gender minority youth of color.

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NIMH Livestream Event on Suicide Prevention During COVID: A Continuing Priority


During National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, NIMH will host a livestream event on September 22, 2021, to discuss suicide prevention during the pandemic, focusing on unemployment, youth, and other population subgroups who may be experiencing elevated risk.

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Macrophage Infection by HIV: Implications for Pathogenesis and Cure

- Virtual

The NIMH and the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard are conducting a virtual meeting to examine emerging data related to macrophage interactions with the immune system during HIV infection, macrophage reservoirs and approaches to their elimination, and the involvement of CNS myeloid reservoirs and associated co-morbidities.

Event Summaries

Summaries of past events — including meetings, conferences, workshops, lectures, webinars, and chats — sponsored by the NIMH.

National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAHMHC)

Meets three times per year and advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health Director, and the National Institute of Mental Health Director on all policies and activities relating to the conduct and support of mental health research, research training, and other Institute programs. Council reports include “Setting Priorities for Basic Brain and Behavioral Science Research at NIMH.”