We are an international and interdisciplinary team of educators, mental heath professionals, physicians, human rights law professionals, researchers, poets, neuroscientists, students and concerned world citizens brought together by a shared humanitarian vision: to strengthen communities through culturally sensitive, integrative mental health training that focuses on preventing and treating psychological trauma and building resilience in wounded communities. It is our belief that the practice of compassion is a shared responsibility.
The International Center for Mental Health and Human Rights(ICMHHR) a 501 c(3), was originally founded in 2010 by Gaea Logan. We proceed in the spirit of the World Health Organization’s recognition that “The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the
fundamental rights of every human being.”
Our mission is is to strengthen and preserve human rights, resilience and dignity in “wounded” communities through culturally sensitive and innovative mental health, leadership and resiliency 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.
Our small working board is comprised of three directors and two at-large members. We meet 1-2 times monthly, sharing progress on our designated projects and committees. Our extended board, advisory council, interns, volunteers and members are invited to our January annual board meeting. We also gather annually for a board retreat to keep the vision fresh and our relationships with one another nourished. We share a dedicated to humanitarian outreach, cutting edge research and getting the job done!