Global Bridges, Inc is a 501c3 Non-Profit that was incorporated in March 2010.

A leading cause of illnesses are mental and neurological disorders. That’s the finding of the World Health Organization.

Educate,

Equip

Engage

Mental illness and emotional well-being have been in the shadows of physical illness, leaving invisible scars of shame, isolation, and internal turmoil. This also leaves caregivers to carry the burden without the needed support, as well as breaking down the emotional well-being of the nuclear family.

According to the renowned Mental Health Advocate Vikram Patel, 50 percent of the population in the Western Hemisphere doesn’t get adequate mental health care, and in developing nations, the gap is approximately 90 percent.

As the founder, I have experienced this first hand while living in India, Zaire, Kenya and the US.  We are committed to equipping communities with resources through training and educational conferences. Our main goal is to assist local communities in narrowing the gap through education.

We are fortunate to have come across organizations that have forged the path in this area. One of the organizations that have developed an effective model is Basic Need, whose Training Manual will provide the basis of our training programs.

Global Bridges proposes to develop and implement, a mental health training program targeted toward global communities to provide a comprehensive training program based on research, best practices in training, and outcome evaluation.

Join us on this journey to bring hope and healing!

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To equip developing nations abroad and international students here with resources for mental health services.
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Linking global professionals to build and enhance support systems especially in nations where resources are scarce.
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To enhance mental well being in nations and communities where, resources are scarce by linking global professionals and training community health workers
Educate: family members, clients and caregivers to recognize the symptoms, causes and methods of care. To educate local government entities, schools and medical facilities in this approach.

Equip: clients with the language that will enable them to express, and recognize what they are experiencing. Equip caregivers with the coping tools, and establish adequate resources. Assist local communities by facilitating their participation in the advocacy work of mental health care.

Engage: Get the community to engage in the healing process. Find a bridge to bring mental health to be a part of the medical system.  Engage in candid dialogue so that Mental Health is no longer misunderstood and families/individuals no longer isolated.