Spotlight on Mental Health

The Boston University School of Public Health Spotlight on Mental Health is a two-year school-wide initiative to examine issues in mental health from an interdisciplinary public health perspective. Over the course of two years, the school will highlight issues related to mental health research, promotion, and community interventions. Read more.

Why Mental Health

Mental health is an integral part of health and well-being. One in four Americans experiences a mental illness or substance use disorder each year.  Globally, mental, neurological, and substance use disorders accounted for thirteen percent of the global burden of disease in 2004. Prevention of these disorders has the potential to greatly improve population health.