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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.

We Need Your Feedback!

If you are an AMHIG member (or a potential member), please complete this short survey to let us know about the academic meetings that you usually attend. This survey will help us see if there might be additional opportunities for us to meet apart from the AAA meetings. We are also exploring the possibility of putting together a 1 day conference on the day before the AAA meeting in Washington. We would greatly appreciate it if you could complete our survey to help us better serve AMHIG members! The survey should take no more than 2 minutes to complete.

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.

We welcome new members from all disciplines, workplaces, and walks of life!

If you would like to become a member of the Anthropology and Mental Health Interest Group, please complete the following form. This information will be posted on the website; please only include information you would like to share with the public. Your email address will be posted, by default. Please consider sharing a picture for us to post along with your membership information; email a picture of yourself to aamhig@gmail.com.

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