HS 503F — Global Mental Health: Policy, Programs and Country Plans
Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit.
Global mental health (GMH) is a dynamic, emerging discipline founded on a body of distinguished interdisciplinary research and practice. The need for policy and program practitioners that are well-trained in GMH (inclusive of alcohol and drug abuse, dementia, and certain congenital conditions) is urgent. This class will introduce the student to important definitions, concepts, research practices, and policy and programmatic responses related to addressing mental health disorders using examples and theory important in a global context. Usually offered every year.