Mental and substance use disorders are the leading causes of disability globally. Co-morbid conditions increase their impact on morbidity and mortality. At most, 22% of people receive minimally effective care for common mental disorders; a minority receives adequate care for severe mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries.
Our goal is to contribute to reducing the burden of mental disorders in low resource settings through evidence-based research, training, education, and the translation of research to inform public health decision-making. We accomplish this by:
- Understanding and responding to mental health intervention gaps and opportunities
- Building workforce capacity to deliver mental health services
- Elevating mental health on the global and local agenda