The NGO Committee on Mental Health in Consultative Status with the United Nations was established in 1996. The primary mission of the committee is the promotion of psycho-social well-being, the improvement of mental health care services, and advocacy and education in the prevention and treatment of mental illness. The committee works with the UN and its specialized agencies to ensure the inclusion of mental health issues within a broader context of concerns, such as vulnerable populations, human rights, poverty, violence, the environment, peace and well-being.
The upcoming meeting of the NGO will be dedicated to Working Group on Trauma and Mental Health, which I co-convene together with Dr. Karen Hopenwasser, MD. The program, on Thurs. Feb. 8 from 1 – 4 pm, is entitled “Shared Trauma: The Impact of Working with Traumatized Groups”. Dr. Hopenwasser and I will moderate the discussion following the presentations by our invited guests.
This program is open to the public. For further information please go to at this link.