Global Mental Health

How do we work together to ensure mental health for all - locally and globally?

Working together to reimagine a world where communities thrive means paying attention to mental health. This LLC draws on global mental health perspectives to support students to build the knowledge and skills needed to collaborate and advocate for mental health initiatives – locally and globally.  

DU's Global Mental Health LLC offers a unique, residential experience that unites students of diverse backgrounds and internationally-oriented goals. Students explore current global issues and emerging social concerns through a combination of seminar courses, community-based service opportunities, and extra-curricular activities. 

We are still accepting applications for this LLC for the 24-25 academic year!


Students who participate in the Global Mental Health LLC will:

  • Live with 22 similarly interested students in Centennial Halls and have access to specially crafted events to learn and build community including retreats, speakers, dinners, and wellness workshops.

  • Learn together by enrolling in one 2-credit seminar for the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters.

  • Receive support from an LLC staff program coordinator who provides day to day and quarter to quarter co-curricular programming and support including retreats, dinners, speakers and active learning excursions.

  • Learn from and work with the Faculty Director for this LLC.

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Global Mental Health LLC Breakdown

Academic Connections:

  • Mental Health and Wellness Minor
  • Community-engaged courses and signature work

DU Campus Partnerships:

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Psychology Club
  • Thrive Peer Health Educators

Examples of Programming:

  • In-class field trips around Denver and DU's campus such as Botanical Gardens
  • Cultural experiences such as museum visits at Museo de las Americas
  • International film showings or plays at Curious Theatre
  • Potlucks and other community builder opportunities such as Mango House 
  • In-class guest speakers such as Project Worthmore
  • Overnight and urban retreats 
  • Wellness workshops and programs such as Relax Night 

Class Topics:

  • Fall quarter: Foundations of Global Mental Health
  • Winter quarter: Applications in Global Mental Health
  • Spring quarter: Future Directions in Global Mental Health

The three courses associated with the Global Mental Health LLC can be applied to the Wellness Minor.

View the Undergraduate Bulletin for more details about the minor.

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Student Spotlight

Hannah Canela

Hometown: Arlington, VA

Major(s): Business Analytics

Minor(s): Chinese language

Graduation Year: 2025

What is your favorite LLC memory? 

My favorite LLC memory is our fall retreat! I had so much fun going into the mountains and getting to bond with the other members of the LLC. 

What else are you involved with on campus? 

I currently serve as Director of Career and Personal Development and Director of Campus Activities for Chi Omega, and as the Senior Vice President for Delta Sigma Pi. 

Why did you choose to apply to the International LLC? 

I chose to apply to the International LLC in order to broaden my view of the world and deepen my understanding of the cultures around me. Additionally, I applied because the LLC offers an amazing community of students, which can make being a first-year a lot less scary.

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