The UW Global Mental Health Program is an interdisciplinary forum for research, training, and service-related activities to address gaps in the implementation of effective global mental health interventions. Mental disorders are a serious concern for global health:
- Mental illnesses contribute to 7.4% of Disability Adjusted Life Years (analyzed as primary diagnoses).
- Comorbid conditions such as depression and substance abuse can impact morbidity and mortality of various other conditions (e.g. HIV, Road Traffic Accidents, Preterm birth, Diabetes).
- In Low and Middle Income Countries, 90% of individuals with mental health needs do not receive treatment.
Pamela Collins, MD, MPH, Director
Deepa Rao, PhD, Associate Director