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About the Initiative

‚ÄčOur mission is to advance the recognition, prevention and care of mental illnesses in the Arab countries that are disproportionately suffering from wars, trauma and other risk factors for these illnesses. Some of our goals include:

  • Serve as a regional center of excellence in global mental health
  • Provide research training in population and epidemiology studies
  • Develop family-oriented collaborative care models and training in mental health and psychiatry
  • Create training opportunities in mental health for medical residents and graduate students
  • Raise awareness and education about mental health stigma in the population