Welcome to the International Center For Mental Health and Human Rights

Our mission is is to strengthen and preserve human rights, resilience, and dignity in “wounded” communities through culturally sensitive and innovative mental health and leadership training programs designed in partnership with local, community-based organizations in the US and internationally.

Our integrative approach brings together emerging neuroscience research, mindfulness-based, compassion focused intervention while honoring traditional pathways of medicine, culture and contemplative practice existing within each community.

Check out our new program in East Africa!


This summer we brought the Contemplative Based Trauma and Resiliency Training (CBTRT) to Uganda, offering research-informed trauma education and immersive contemplative training for humanitarian aid workers and mental health professionals working with refugee populations to strengthen resiliency factors and reduce trauma symptoms for both mental health/humanitarian aid staff and refugee populations.
Based on the success of the program, we are creating an exciting new partnership with Makarere University in Uganda to conduct research on the CBTRT program and to develop a Refugee Trauma and Resiliency Institute at the University. It will be the first of its’ kind in Africa! (read more)

This project is being spearheaded by our Founder Gaea Logan and Core Faculty Member Gina De La Chesnaye