Professor Amartya Sen

Nobel Laureate in Economics

On the occasion of the launch of the Movement for Global Mental Health in 2007, Amartya Sen made the following endorsement:

”Mental disorder is a hugely neglected problem in the developing countries. It is wonderful that The Lancet has collaborated with a remarkable group of scholars and practitioners to work out what steps need to be taken to remedy the neglect. The results of their work and the attention they are generating are already having a significant impact. I am sure this continuing work will succeed in making a big difference to the lives of some of the most deprived people in the world.”

Fourth Global Mental Health Summit

Nothing About Us, Without Us - Voices from the Global South

28th-29th November 2015

Movement For Global Mental Health is delighted to announce the fourth Global Mental Health Summit to be held at the TISS Campus in Mumbai, India on the 28th and 29th of November 2015. The focus of this year’s Global Health Summit, themed “Nothing About Us, Without Us”, will be driven mainly by persons living with mental health issues from different social, cultural and educational ecosystems. The aim is to bring to the forefront voices of individuals from marginalized backgrounds, those who are rarely represented in discussions related to the mental health agenda. 

We invite contributions (for both the scientific and non-scientific sessions that include theatre, short films, music, dance and other art forms) that highlight the issues faced by people living with mental health issues. People interested in attending and presenting at the Summit should contact the secreatariat at

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