The enormous health and social burdens associated with mental disorders have global reach and persist in the setting of unmet needs. To address these, the pipeline of global mental health trainees must be expanded and nurtured as the next generation of practitioners, investigators, and educators advance innovation in mental health prevention, promotion, and health delivery. This book offers a much-needed introduction to the rapidly evolving field of global mental health. The editors bring their extensive expertise and experience in global mental health research, practice, and training which includes working in academic and non-profit settings, building collaborations, and teaching hundreds of students and trainees. The volume’s twelve chapters—authored by over sixty contributors from multiple disciplines—offer a breadth of content that comprises an introductory framework.
This volume is an essential read for learners and educators who seek to explore or deepen their interest in the field of global mental health. Its orientation to fundamentals of practice and training and contextualization with social science perspectives will also be invaluable to health professionals, social scientists, policymakers, and other professionals who are invested in training the next generation of global mental health practitioners.
Section I: Social and Historical Contextualization of Global Mental Health 1. The Colonial and Postcolonial Roots of Global Mental Health Efforts 2. Resocializing Global Mental Health: What Anthropological Perspectives Offer to Learners, Educators, and Practitioners 3. Promoting Global Mental Health Equity in Training Programs: Establishing Ethical and Reciprocal Partnerships Section II: Strategies for Training in Global Mental Health 4. Developing a Global Mental Health Training Curriculum 5. Mentorship in Global Mental Health 6. Implementation of Integrated Care Models: Lessons for Training and Practice in Low-Resource Settings 7. Educational Partnerships: Addressing Challenges in Meeting Trainee Goals with Established or New Global Mental Health Educational Programs 8. Mobilizing a Range of Resources to Advance Research and Service in Global Mental Health Training 9. Student Engagement in Global Mental Health: Perspectives on Curricular, Extra-curricular, and Advocacy Opportunities Section III: Additional Areas for Special Focus in Global Mental Health Training 10. Training for Humanitarian Crisis Response and Mental Health System Reform 11. Neurology in Global Mental Health Delivery and Training 12. Substance Use Disorders in Global Mental Health Delivery and Training