The Anthropology and Mental Health Interest Group (AMHIG) provides a forum for anthropologists, scholars from other disciplines, and practitioners whose work focuses on the socio-cultural dimensions of mental health. In particular, AMHIG offers an organizational structure for scholars and practitioners engaged in this topic area to network, share resources, and develop new ideas.
- To facilitate and promote anthropological teaching and scholarship pertaining to mental health.
- To establish linkages with other professional associations concerned with the socio-cultural dimensions of mental health, in order to facilitate multi-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration.
- To provide opportunities for discussion and collaboration between researchers and mental health practitioners.
- To promote discussion of ethical considerations particular to working with populations experiencing mental health problems.