Yale Talk Podcast focuses on HAPPINESS Project in Nigeria

Yale Talk, a monthly podcast hosted by Yale University President Peter Salovey, focused a recent episode on the HAPPINESS Project which aims to increase access to mental health services in Nigeria. You can listen to the podcast by visiting the Yale Talk website. During a January 2020 visit to Lagos, Nigeria, President Salovey met with officials…

HAPPINESS Project Receives Hecht Award to Scale Up Services in Nigeria

The HAPPINESS Project, which works to increase access to evidence-based treatments for mental, neurological, and substance use disorders in Nigeria, has been awarded a Hecht Award at Yale. The award promotes new, collaborative research and projects from across the university. It is endowed in the Yale School of Public Health and matched by the Yale…

Spreading HAPPINESS in Nigeria: Yale, partners expand mental health program

During Yale President Peter Salovey’s visit to Lagos, he met with officials to finalize plans to expand the HAPPINESS Project. In remote Imo State, one of 36 states in the African country of Nigeria, it is virtually impossible to get a mental health care referral. “There is so much need,” said Theddeus Iheanacho, M.D., associate professor…