Charlene Sunkel is the Founder/ CEO of the Global Mental Health Peer Network. She’s a global mental health and human rights advocate with lived experience of schizophrenia. She is published internationally on mental health and human rights issues, stigma, and the needs of people with mental illness in low- and middle-income countries. She co-chaired the Lancet Commission on Ending Stigma and Discrimination in Mental Health. Ms. Sunkel has provided technical assistance to national and international mental health-related policies and reports. She serves on several international boards and committees and received national and international awards for her work.