Global Mental Health
Mental health is the most neglected disease in global health, which is concerning because mental and behavioral disorders are among the leading causes of disability worldwide. This course describes the key issues in global mental health, such as stigma and social determinants. You will learn about stigma associated with mental health conditions, and assessment, treatment, task sharing, and integrated care. The course includes many case studies of adapting tools and interventions for different settings. While this course does not qualify you to diagnose and treat mental illness, you will learn about available resources for care, treatment and advocacy.
This online course has video lectures, readings, discussion forums, quizzes, case studies and assignments.
You can participate in this course as an independent participant or as part of a site with 5 or more people. Participating as a site group provides a forum for discussing course concepts and applying them to local context and customs. If you are participating independently, the online discussion boards provide a forum for these types of discussion.
The course is taught in English. Participants should be comfortable with written and spoken English.
To be admitted to the course you must have experience in a health-related field.
If part of a site group, your site coordinator will manage your group's enrollment fee. You may be asked to contribute towards this site fee.
If an independent participant, you will be invoiced based on details and preferences you note in your application. OECD/LMIC rates are based on your current location. Invoices are sent soon after the application period is over.
|Site Group Enrollment||Shipped Certificate (to site coordinator)|
|OECD Site Groups||5-11 people: $300 USD per person; 12-50 people: $3500 USD|
|LMIC Site Groups||5-50 people: $1750 USD|
For site groups made up of participants from a high-income country (OECD), the fee is determined by how many people are in your group. For groups of 12-50 people, the fee is $3500 USD. However, for smaller groups (OECD), we offer a discounted rate of $300 USD per person.
For site groups made up of participants from a low-middle income country (LMIC) we further discount the site rate down to $1750 USD for groups of at least 5 people (with a cap of 50 people for this course).
For site groups that may have a mix of both LMIC and OECD participants, the fee is based on the LMIC rate (of $1750 USD) plus $300 USD per OECD participant. However, if it is more economical, a flat rate of $3500 USD is also an option. Please inquire with us if you have questions about the fees at your site.
|Independent Participants||Emailed Certificate (PDF)||Shipped Certificate|
Payment is accepted via Flywire, a program that allows you to pay in your own currency or via wire transfer, Visa, or Mastercard credit cards. You will receive instructions to submit payment once you have been accepted into the course.