Investing in Global Mental Health

 
 
 
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 PROGRAM

Panel 1: 10 am to 11:30 pm

Moderator: Holly K. Shaw, PhD, RN,Chair, NGO Committee on Mental Health

Speakers: Barbara Stanley, PhD,Columbia University, Suicide risk assessment, intervention and prevention 

Dana Alonzo, PhD, Fordham University, Community Capacity Building for Suicide Prevention in South and Central America

Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Siva Mathiyazhagan, PhD, Martina Edmonds, PA,Trust for Youth and Child Leadership

Adv. LironDavid, BSW, LLM, ENOSH, Programmesof the Israeli Mental Health Association

 

Lunch Break: 11:30 am – 12:30 pmLight lunch provided

Roger Street Friedman, Singer, Activist, Special Performance

 

Panel 2: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Moderator: Vivian Pender, MD,Immediate Past Chair, NGO CMH

Speakers: Stephen Figge, MédecinsSan Frontières

Werner Oberneyer, World Health Organization

friendship bench, Zimbabwe 

Alexander Au, MD,University of Utah, The Future of Mental Health: Innovative Uses of Technology Addressing Suicide Worldwide

Wendy Vonsosen& Jen Blair, Mama Dragons, A Community Focused Suicide Prevention Program for LGBTQ adolescents and young adults

Photos from the High Level Meeting on Universal Healthcare Coverage at the United Nations, April 29, 2019

From left to right: Dr. Altha Stewart, President of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr.Vivian Pender, Chair, NGO CMH, Dr. Alexi Kalogerakis, UN Representative of the International Psychoanalytical Association

From left to right: Dr. Altha Stewart, President of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr.Vivian Pender, Chair, NGO CMH, Dr. Alexi Kalogerakis, UN Representative of the International Psychoanalytical Association

Dr. Felix Torres, NGOCMH Executive Officer with the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa, at the High Level Meeting on Universal Healthcare Coverage.

 




The creation of the Committee has fostered a strong collaboration that has strengthened the efforts to bring understanding of and action on Mental Health issues to the global agenda of the United Nations.

The NGO Committee on Mental Health Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 1996 in collaboration with the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations. It is a coalition of NGOs in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, the Department of Public Information, and the private and academic sectors.

 
 
 
 
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Children, Youth and Mental Health

The Working Group on Children, Youth and Mental Health is committed to promoting the development and emotional well-being of young people.

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Refugees, Immigrants and Mental Health

The Working Group on Refugees, Immigrants and Mental Health addresses the psychological, social and economic impact on people who have been internally or externally displaced from their homelands.

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Racism, Related Intolerance and Mental Health

The Working Group on Racism, Related Intolerances and Mental Health focuses on promoting the integration of mental health perspectives into the implementation of the Durban Programme of Action (the outcome report of the World Conference Against Racism), the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and related human rights instruments.

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Human Rights and Mental Health

The Working Group on Human Rights and Mental Health advocates for mental health and well-being in policy and planning at the UN. We promote attention to self-determination and self-representation of people suffering from discrimination due to psychiatric and/or emotional disabilities in every part of the world.

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research

Current Projects and Studies

Suicidal behavior in female athletes worldwide

Feasibility study to improve mental health care in rural Bangladesh

Mental health training of primary care physicians in Afghanistan

Mental health in formerly imprisoned children worldwide