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2023 Global Mental Health Conference: Research Without Borders


October 30–November 1, 2023


NIH Campus, Natcher Auditorium, Bethesda, Maryland


The 12th Global Mental Health Research Without Borders Conference brought together researchers, innovators, and other scholars from around the globe to highlight findings from cutting-edge science and explore new opportunities for groundbreaking research. The 2023 conference was held in person. However, selected events were live-streamed or recorded .

Conference Objectives

  • To provide a premier interdisciplinary space for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, funders, and those with lived experience to meet and share innovative developments in the field of global mental health
  • To discuss innovations in the study of social determinants and outcomes of global mental health
  • To identify engagement approaches to increase the value, quality, and impact of global mental health research for people with lived experience of mental health challenges, researchers, and end-users
  • To raise awareness and educate key audiences on the importance of global mental health research, which might allow for greater reach, empowerment, accountability, and mobilization toward sustainable development goals
  • To cultivate the next generation of global mental health researchers with a particular emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion (country-led)
  • To foster networking and sustainable partnerships among participants and conveners


  • Writing a Successful Global Mental Health Research Training Grant for the National Institutes of Health on November 1, 2023 (Organized by NIMH)
  • Advancing the Cultural Transferability of Common Measures in Mental Health Sciences on October 31, 2023 (Organized by the International Alliance of Mental Health Research Funders). This workshop was recorded.
  • Connecting Climate Minds: Catalyzing a Global Research Community for Climate Change and Mental Health on November 1, 2023 (Organized by Wellcome)
  • Crafting Effective Resumes and Using Professional Social Media for Networking to Unlock Your Career Potential on November 1, 2023 (Organized by NIMH and STEM Career Services)

Research Tracks

  • Precision psychiatry/stratification in mental health research
  • Climate change and mental health
  • Youth mental health and wellbeing
  • Data science, data sharing, common data elements
  • Health communications
  • Decolonization of global mental health
  • Suicide prevention
  • Innovations in implementation science

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