Project Catalyst for Mental Health
Mental disorders are the second leading cause of disability and premature mortality throughout the world and the first leading cause in economically established countries, and yet the profound consequences of these conditions remain underrecognized.
Project Catalyst for Mental Health is a new effort of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The intent of Project Catalyst for Mental Health is to foster innovation to address and lessen the impact of mental disorders and related conditions.
Bringing to bear the insights of diverse disciplines, Project Catalyst seeks to improve health outcomes through scholarly work conducted initially in six areas:
- Co-occurring disorders, including physical, mental, and addiction related conditions
- Grief and survivorship
- Computational neuroscience
- Social and economic determinants and consequences of mental disorders and related conditions
- Health disparities and health policy