New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

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

February 5, 2008
n-265, 2007-08

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


Search News



NYU In the News

CUSP Unveils its “Urban Observatory”

Crain’s New York Business profiled CUSP’s “Urban Observatory” that is continuously photographing lower Manhattan to gather scientific data.

Post-Sandy Upgrades at the Langone Medical Center

NY1 reported on the major post-Sandy upgrades and renovations made at the Medical Center to protect the hospital from future catastrophic storms.

Steinhardt Research Helps Solve Tough Speech Problems.

The Wall Street Journal reported on research at Steinhardt’s Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, including an interview with Assistant Professor Tara McAllister Byun, that uses ultrasound to help solve tough speech problems.

Times Column Lauds Professor Stevenson’s New Memoir

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote a column about “Just Mercy,” a new memoir by Law Professor Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, whom he noted has been called America’s Nelson Mandela.

Entrepreneurship Lab Opens at NYU

Crain’s New York Business covered the opening of the Mark and Debra Leslie Entrepreneurial eLab, which will be the headquarters for NYU’s Entrepreneurial Institute and all of the University’s programs aimed at promoting innovation and startups.

NYU Footer