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Global Mental Health: A Crisis of Care, Feb. 28

February 5, 2008
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The Master’s Program in Global Public Health at New York University will host a discussion on Thursday, February 28 entitled “Global Mental Health: A Crisis of Care,” from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. at 246 Greene St., 1st Floor, Kimball Hall Lounge.

The World Health Organization estimates that 400 million people worldwide suffer from some form of mental disorder, while only one in four sufferers are adequately diagnosed and treated. Mental illness accounts for approximately 12 percent of all disease worldwide, and half of all measurable disabilities. However, the greatest obstacle that remains in addressing mental health in both developed and developing countries around the world is that is that the problem remains largely ignored by global health policy.

Please join us for an engaging evening in which Dr. Thom Bornemann, Director of the Mental Health Program at The Carter Center, and Dr. Dolores Malaspina, Chairman of Psychiatry at NYU, will discuss this problem in terms of how to overcome the barriers blocking the application of research findings to global mental health practice settings, and how we can best integrate mental health into the larger public health arena.

  • WHO: Thomas H. Bornemann, Ed.D, Director, Mental Health Program, The Carter Center; Dolores Malaspina, MD, MPH, Professor of Psychiatry& Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, New York University; and Deborah Padgett, Ph.D, Professor of Social Work, NYU Silver School of Social Work, Global MPH Faculty Governance Member
  • WHAT: A conference hosted by the NYU Master’s Program in Global Public Heath entitled “Global Mental Health: A Crisis of Care”
  • WHEN: Thursday, February 28, 2008, from 6:30 pm ­ 8:30 pm
  • WHERE: 246 Greene St., 1st Floor, Kimball Hall Lounge, New York, N.Y.
  • RSVP: www.nyu.edu/mph/events

Refreshments will be served.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events and Traditions, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Robert Polner | (212) 998-2337


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