Article Co-authored by Dr. Pike and Patrick J. Kennedy

Dr. Pike has teamed often with Patrick J. Kennedy to elevate the issue of mental health. Here, in The Guardian, they write persuasively about the urgent need for action by the United Nations. They make the point that more than 450 million people around the world are struggling with mental

On the Tenth Anniversary of Mental Health Parity

On October 3, 2018 members from The Columbia-WHO Center for Global Mental Health participated in the gathering at the U.S. Capitol to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). The legislation requires insurers to cover illnesses of the brain, such as depression or addiction,

Dr. Pike on the Need to Fund Global Mental Health Efforts

In this article Dr. Pike wrote for The Hill, she makes a compelling case for the United Nations to prioritize mental health and devote the resources necessary to combat it. Dr. Pike stresses that by 2030 mental health will account for more than a third of the global economic burden

A New York Times Interview with Dr. Pike

Dr. Pike is a world expert in the field of eating disorders. In this New York Times interview she talks about the scope of the problem and the pressure many women feel to be thin. In addition, Dr. Pike defines the important difference between anorexia and bulimia, discusses the effects

Presentation at a G20 Event in Brisbane

When the G20 convened in Brisbane, Australia in 2014, Dr. Pike spoke at the Global Café, a gathering of international thought leaders who discussed topics of global importance. In her address, Dr. Pike described mental health as “woefully underfunded” and said a failure of world governments and industries to address

A News Report on the G20’s Global Café

Dr. Pike’s address on global mental health at Brisbane’s G20 Global Café in 2014 received considerable media attention, including this article in the Brisbane Times. She made the point that it’s essential for mental health researchers and policymakers to work together, that investment in treatment was critical, and that with

Dr. Pike in Conversation about Her Career

Early in 2021, Dr. Pike sat down (via Zoom) with Elson Asevedo, a Doctor of Psychiatry who helps lead the Department of Psychiatry at the Federal University of São Paulo in Brazil. In a wide-ranging and inspirational conversation, they discussed Kathy’s career, her motivation for focusing on global mental health,

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