Welcome to the Anthropology and Mental Heath Interest Group website! 

This site is designed as a place to share, store and discuss topics related to Anthropology and Mental Health as part of the Anthropology and Mental Health Special Interest Group (SIG) associated with the Society of Medical Anthropology.

Please check out our Resources Page and let us know you have any suggestions for websites, articles, blogs, etc. that we might include.

SAVE THE DATE for AMHIG’s inaugural conference at American University on December 2!

We are pleased to announce that AMHIG will be holding its inaugural conference at American University in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, directly before the American Anthropological Association Annual Conference. American University is conveniently located close to the AAA conference hotels.

The theme for AHMHIG’s inaugural conference is “Current Issues and Future Directions in the Anthropology of Mental Health.” You can register here and pay here. Registration closes on November 21st, so be sure to register and pay before the deadline.

If you are interested in being a part of the AMHIG Conference Committee, please send us an email at aamhig@gmail.com .

We are looking for bloggers!

Is there a new national or local policy about mental health that you’re fired up about? Did you encounter unexpected issues or challenges about mental health during a research project or fieldwork? Are you concerned about how mental health issues are represented in the media or by politicians? We are looking for guest bloggers (or regularly-featured bloggers) for our website! If you are interested in writing short articles about any of these topics, or any other topics related to anthropology and mental health, please contact us! We hope to develop a weekly or biweekly blog featuring short articles written by AMHIG members. This is a great opportunity for you to share your opinions and research in a public online setting, and to enhance your CV and professional reputation! Please contact us at aamhig@gmail.com with proposals for short blog posts.