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. 

Enrollment Fees:

You can enroll in this course as part of a registered site group or you can apply as an independent participant.  If part of a site group, your site coordinator will manage your group's enrollment fee. You may be asked to contribute towards the cost.  If an independent participant, you will be invoiced based on details and preferences you note in your application.  Invoices are sent soon after the application period is over.

ParticipantsEmailed Certificate (PDF)Shipped Certificate
LMIC Site Groups (5-40 people)$1500 USD$1500 USD
OECD Site Groups (5-40 people)$199/person in group$199/person (cert. shipped to Site Coordinator)
Independent (LMIC)$199$299
Independent (OECD)$299$399

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Payments may be made by wire transfer or credit cards. You will receive instructions to submit payment once you have been accepted into the course.