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Tracking our evolving mental wellbeing

Mental Health

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

Take part

The Mental Health Million Project aims to

  • Create an evolving global map of mental wellbeing
  • Provide insight into social and environmental drivers
  • Identify at risk geographies and demographics
  • Enable effective policy and intervention

Data is openly available to the academic research community. Visit our Researcher Hub to find out more and request access
Read more about the data: Dynamic Dataset of Global Population Mental Wellbeing

Mental State of the World Report 2021

The Mental State of the World report for 2021 includes comparisons of:

  • 34 Countries and Four Languages
  • Trends across age, gender, education and employment
  • Relationships of mental wellbeing to economic and cultural indicators

Cite this report as:
Newson JJ, Sukhoi O, Taylor J, Topalo O, and Thiagarajan TC, Mental State of the World 2021, Mental Health Million project, Sapien Labs, March 2021

Help us accomplish our goals

The Mental Health Million 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.
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Get in touch to measure and represent the mental wellbeing of your communities.



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

Advisory Committee

The Mental Health Million 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. Jennifer Newson

Lead Scientist, Cognitive and Mental Health, Sapien Labs USA (Project Lead)

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

Assistant 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

Population Views on Mentalog