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 (CoNGO), a coalition of NGOs in Consultative Status with the United NationsEconomic and Social Council. The creation of this Committee has fostered a strong collaboration between NGOs that has strengthened the efforts to bring understanding and appreciation of Mental Health issues to the global agenda at the UnitedNations