All posts tagged Global Mental Health

#studyGMH: Studying Global Mental Health: A Life Experience

By Urvita Bhatia, MSc Global Mental Health

Having gained admission to the Global Mental Health Master’s degree at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and King’s College London, I moved to London from India in September 2014. Before moving to London I had completed my postgraduate…

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#studyGMH: How can students help tackle mental health issues?

By Georgina Miguel Esponda, MSc Global Mental Health alumna

During the MSc programme we had the opportunity to have a couple of informal gatherings with the academic staff and other guest speakers at lectures. As a result of networking through these gatherings, I had the opportunity to work as a…

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#studyGMH: Forging Global Networks of People Concerned with Global Mental Health

Dr Alex Cohen, Course Director for the MSc Global Mental Health, introduces his course and students, and talks about how he hopes this programme will forge global networks of people concerned with global mental health.

Until the past decade, concerns about global mental health were mostly confined to anthropology and…

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First class of Global Mental Health MSc students graduate, 2014

First Class of Global Mental Health Graduates

Last weekend marked the commencement of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s first cohort of Global Mental Health MSc graduates. Amidst our “woops” and hollering, 13 of the 18 graduates accepted their diplomas on stage at the Graduate Institute of Education Saturday afternoon.

Sitting among rows of black…

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Learning to Sit

At LSHTM, research methods are an integral part of the curriculum. Most MSc courses require you to learn at least the fundamentals of statistics, epidemiology, qualitative interviewing. My “Research Design and Analysis” module taught everything from data collection strategies to how to write a logistics plan. But there’s one…

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Global. Mental. Health.

It was our first day of the first class of the world’s first Master’s-level program in global mental health. Needless to say, we had a lot of questions. But the question I remember most clearly did not come from any of the students. It was from our…

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GMH class outing to Greenwich, 2012

“Take it to the pub, gentlemen.”

Last September twenty students from around the world enrolled in the first Global Mental Health (GMH) MSc, a Master’s-level course taught jointly by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King’s College Institute of Psychiatry. For the first few weeks, our visiting lecturers would begin…

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The Accidental Vegan

“The power to question is the basis of all human progress.” – Indira Gandhi

Before diving into the ensuing narratives and reflections, I should warn you of my somewhat unorthodox documentary habits. I will chronicle my experiences continually throughout the week, but due to a combination of endless work, crummy Internet…

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