Global Mental Health Research
Mental illnesses are a global concern and are among the most common causes of disability. The Global Mental Health Team is a multidisciplinary group of staff from NIMH’s intra- and extramural research programs and was established to help inform and shape NIMH goals and priorities on global mental health research.
The team focuses on expanding research in low-resource settings internationally, in order to expand preventive strategies and address mental health care that is often inadequate, inaccessible, and of less-than-optimal quality. By focusing on low- and middle-income countries, the team reflects an understanding that the inclusion of diverse populations, communities, contexts, and researchers from across the globe can accelerate and enrich scientific advancements and help reduce mental health disparities both globally and domestically.
The Global Mental Health Team works in collaboration with the NIMH Center for Global Mental Health Research (CGMHR).
Recent Meetings and Events
Featured Funding Opportunity Announcements
- Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Integrating Mental Health Care into Health Care Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
- Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) in Reducing Suicide Risk in Young People in Low- and Middle-Income Countries and Low-Resource Settings
- Effectiveness and Implementation Research for Post-Acute Interventions to Optimize Long-Term Mental Health Outcomes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (R34 Clinical Trial Optional
- Social Drivers of Mental Illnesses in Low- & Middle-Income Countries: Mechanisms and Pathways of Interventions for Youth (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Global Mental Health News and Events
Explore research advances and ongoing research on global mental health supported by or conducted at NIMH.
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Discover NIMH workshops and scientific meetings related to global mental health.
Collene Lawhorn, Ph.D.
Program Officer, Division of AIDS Research
Leonardo Cubillos, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Center for Global Mental Health Research