Attend a screening of Psychiatry Unchained a short 35 minute film which will open your eyes to the status of mental health care across the globe. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Dr. Maya Prabhu a Psychiatry & Law Fellow from Yale Medical School who has done a great deal of work internationally. The event will take place in Fisk 302 at 6pm.
Join us at Mondo Restaurant (10 Main St.) for dinner afterwards. All proceeds will go to The MINDS Foundation’s pilot program in Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
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Mental disorders will soon be the leading cause in global burden of disease. On a global scale major depressive disorder already causes health consequences that are equal to that of ischemic heart diseases.
Disability related to mental disorders has negative effects on productivity and financial consequencesfort the individual and his family. But for people who in live in chronic conflict or poverty, psychological problemns are not only important as determinants of health, but also as barriers to rebuild both individual and family life, as well as rebuilding society as a whole.
Dr. Maya Prabhu is a member of the Medical Advisory Board for The MINDS Foundation and is currently a Physician in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. She is also Lead Counsel for Sustainable International Health Law at the CISDL. Dr. Prabhu received her LL.B. from McGill University, M.D. from Dalhousie Medical School, M.Sc. in Political Economy from the London School of Economics, and her A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard University. Her research interests include international humanitarian law, post-traumatic stres disorder in post-conflict situations and various issues at the nexus of health and human rights. Dr. Prabhu’s past experience includes health policy analysis at the United Nations Policy Development Branch, the International Affairs Division of Health Canada, the Canadian International Development Agency and the Manitoba Center for Health Policy and Evaluation. She has previously practiced corporate litigation at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and most recently was a Deputy Counsel with the Volcker investigation into the UN Oil-for-Food-Programme.
About The MINDS Foundation
The MINDS Foundation has a persistent commitment to eliminating stigma and providing financial, medical, educational, and moral support for patients suffering from mental illness in developing countries. Visit www.mindsfoundation.org for more information.