Fall 2023
SM 519
August 29 - October 19
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:45 AM - 11:14 AM

Foundations of Global Mental Health


The course is intended to cover the key role of mental health in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals, which have recognized mental health explicitly in two of the health goal targets and implicitly in several others (such as universal health coverage and conflict). The course curriculum is informed by the publication of the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health & Sustainable Development, which has proposed a theoretical reframing of mental health and series of innovative actions to achieve the aspirations of the SDGs in relation to mental health. Along with the “Case Studies in Global Mental Health Delivery” course offered in Spring 2, 2020, this course will form the core of a proposed Global Mental Health Intensive Fellowship program at HSPH, in collaboration with HMS. This course is cross-listed at Harvard School of Public Health. Cross listed at the Chan School of Public Health as GHP 204. Non-HMS students should petition to enroll in GHP 204 at HSPH.

Program in Medical Education
Harvard Medical School
Course Level
Interest Area
Public Health & Medicine
Cross Registration