Our mental wellbeing and functional capability is evolving as our social, technological and cultural environment changes, in ways that we don’t fully understand. The Global Mind Project (previously the Mental Health Million Project) seeks to track and understand this evolving relationship to inform the future health and wellbeing of society.
The project has created the world’s largest database of comprehensive mental health profiles along with demographics, lifestyle and life experience factors of the Internet-enabled population.
These data are being used to:
- Map the wellbeing and functional capability of people and populations around the globe.
- Understand the root causes behind recent trends of declining mental health.
- Deliver preventative solutions that shift the needle on mental health.
The database now contains profiles of over 1 million internet-enabled people across 65+ countries and 9 languages, along with demographics, lifestyle and life experience factors. 2000+ new profiles are added each day. Its dynamic and agile design allows rapid probing of emerging trends.
HOW OUR DATABASE IS DIFFERENT
- LARGE SCALE
- DYNAMIC & REAL-TIME
- GLOBAL & MULTILINGUAL
- INCLUDES LIFE CONTEXT
- EMERGING TRENDS
The database is freely available to researchers in academia, nonprofit and government. Visit our Research Hub to find out more and request access to the data.
INVESTIGATE THE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HUMAN WELLBEING
UNDERSTAND THE SPECTRUM OF HUMAN WELLBEING PROFILES IN THE GENERAL POPULATION
TRACKING TRENDS IN HUMAN WELLBEING AROUND THE GLOBE AND OVER TIME
MENTAL STATE OF THE WORLD REPORT 2022
The Mental State of the World report for 2022 includes comparisons of:
- 64 countries and 9 languages
- Trends across geography, language and age groups
- Impact of family and friendship dynamics on mental wellbeing
Cite this report as:
Newson JJ, Sukhoi O, Taylor J, Topalo O, and Thiagarajan TC, Mental State of the World 2022, Sapien Labs, March 2023
Help us accomplish our goals
The Global Mind Project is a nonprofit effort and we rely on your support to help us reach a larger audience and to make the results more widely available to the public and policy makers.
The Global Mind Project is governed by an academic advisory committee that makes determinations on controls and mechanisms around privacy, periodic changes to questions that can aid in the utility of the data (for example, whether a question should be added around the impact of COVID), and determination of geographic and demographic focus. The committee is currently composed of:
Dr. Brandon Kohrt
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University, USA
Dr. Helen Christenson
Director and Chief Scientist, Black Dog Institute, Sydney Australia
Dr. Pim Cuijpers
Full Professor, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, Clinical Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dr. Eiko Fried
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Leiden University, Netherlands
Dr. Vikram Patel
Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University, USA and Adjunct Professor and Joint Director, Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries, Public Health Foundation of India, India
Dr. Josh Seidman
Chief Research and Knowledge Officer, Fountain House
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