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.

Mental Health

The Global Mind Project uses responses to the MHQ assessment, which is free and anonymous and provides an email report of scores with specific recommendations.

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THE PROJECT

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

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
  • COMPREHENSIVE
  • INCLUDES LIFE CONTEXT
  • EMERGING TRENDS

RESEARCHER HUB

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.

Help Seeking Behaviors and Barriers

INVESTIGATE THE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HUMAN WELLBEING

Social Determinants of Mental Health

UNDERSTAND THE SPECTRUM OF HUMAN WELLBEING PROFILES IN THE GENERAL POPULATION

Comparing Mental Health Across The Globe

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.

Take Part

Take Part

Take the MHQ to add your anonymous mental wellbeing profile to the database.
Take the MHQ

Partner

Partner

Get in touch to measure and represent the mental wellbeing of your communities.
Partner

Donate

Donate

Support us to reach our dataraising goals and build data visualizations to share outcomes.
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Advisory Committee

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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