Click here for the one page Update of core resource materials for GMH orientation (GMH-Map project)
The initial GMH-Map article kicked off the GMH-Map Project. It was published in the July 2011 issue of Psychology International (Office of International Affairs, American Psychological Association)--see below. This three-page article is a summary of the longer research article that includes an extensive compilation of resources, published July 2012 in International Perspoectives in Psycholgy: Research, Practice, Consutation (GMH: A Resource Primer for Exploring the Domain). The purpose of both of these articles, similar to this web site, is to help people get a clearer sense of the GMH domain, to meaningfully connect and contribute to it ,and to include mental health in their respective areas of work.
We note that any" map" designed to guide you through the GMH domain is still a work in progress. It is analogous to something like a 17th century map of the earth that is still not fully detailed or complete (as per the image above).
**Article 7. Global Mental Health: Sharing and Synthesizing Knowledge for Sustainable Development (Global Mental Health, September, 2016). "Global mental health (GMH) is a growing domain with an increasing capacity to positively impact the world community’s efforts for sustainable development and wellbeing. Sharing and synthesizing GMH and multi-sectoral knowledge, the focus of this paper, is an important way to support these global efforts. This paper consolidates some of the most recent and relevant ‘context resources’ [global multi-sector (GMS) materials, emphasizing world reports on major issues] and ‘core resources’ (GMH materials, including newsletters, texts, conferences, training, etc.). In addition to offering a guided index of materials, it presents an orientation framework (global integration) to help make important information as accessible and useful as possible. Mental health colleagues are encouraged to stay current in GMH and global issues, to engage in the emerging agendas for sustainable development and wellbeing, and to intentionally connect and contribute across sectors. Colleagues in all sectors are encouraged to do likewise, and to take advantage of the wealth of shared and synthesized knowledge in the GMH domain, such as the materials featured in this paper." (Abstract)
More on the GMH-Map Project
GMH-Map, set up in 2011, is a collaborative project to research, organize, and share important GMH resources. The project is overseen by Member Care Associates Inc., a small non-profit organisation registered in the United States, primarily working internationally from Geneva in humanitarian psychology, personnel development for mission/aid/development workers and their organisations, and global mental health (www.MemberCareAssociates.org). GMH-Map has three parts designed to further orient colleagues from all sectors to GMH: publications, training, and this webs site. The initial article was published in July 2011 (Psychology International). The initial presentation of the GMH Resource Map material occurred as a workshop at the World Mental Health Congress, organised by the World Federation for Mental Health in Cape Town October 2011. The GMH-Map web site went live in November 2011.