• 1935

    Mercy Hospital was opened, which was the largest and the best equipped psychiatric hospital in the Far East at that time. Mr. Bohong LU was the first president.
  • 1952

    Mercy Hospital was taken over by Shanghai Military Control Commission and renamed as Shanghai Municipal Psychiatric Hospital. Led by the government Prof.Zonghua Su, a famous psychiatrist was hired to take charge of the medical work.
  • 1956

    Prof. Zonghua Su was appointed president of the Shanghai Municipal Psychiatric Hospital.
  • 1958

    It was merged with the psychiatry departments of the Shanghai First and Second Medical Colleges to form the Shanghai Psychosis Prevention and Treatment Institute. The general hospital was set up in Wanping Nan Road.
  • 1959

    Psychiatry, an internal journal, was launched and publication was resumed in 1980.
  • 1965

    The genetic laboratory was established, which was the earliest genetic research unit among the mental health institutions in China.
  • 1978

    The neuroelectrophysiology laboratory was set up. It was the first laboratory to carry out research on brain evoked potential (EP) in the psychiatric field in China, which served as a role model in the development of this technology in China.
  • 1981

    Shanghai Institute of Mental Health was established, marking a milestone that the Center has become a significant comprehensive mental health institution with a relatively complete range of medical treatment teaching, research, and prevention categories, and with comprehensive development from basic to clinical medicine.
  • 1982

    It was recognized as the Shanghai/ WHO Collaborating Center fbr Research and Training in Mental Health, one of the first centers to cooperate with WHO in China.
  • 1984

    "Su Zonghua Foundation" was established, which was the first award fund for mental health professionals in China.
  • 1985

    It was renamed to Shanghai Mental Health Center.
  • 1986

    The Geriatric Psychiatry Department was established, which was the first psychiatric sub-specialty in China, and the Pharmacology Lab was established, which became the psychotropic drug laboratory of clinical pharmacology research base of Shanghai Medical University.
  • 1990

    The first mental health hotline in Shanghai was set up. In 2008, it was renamed to Shanghai Psychological Assistance Hotline (12330-5).
  • 1992

    Shanghai Association of Psychological Rehabilitation was established, which was one of the earliest self-help and rights protection groups for the families of mentally disordered patients in China.
  • 1997

    It was rated as a Grade III Level A hospital. The Voluntary Detoxification Center was established, which was the sole voluntary detoxification institution approved by the government in Shanghai.
  • 1998

    Shanghai Psychological Consultation and Psychotherapy Center established and approved as the "National Drug Clinical Research Base".
  • 2001

    It was approved by the Ministry of Public Health of China as a national continuing education base, and Shanghai Clinical Quality Control Center for Mental Health was established to monitor the clinical quality of 40 mental health institutions in Shanghai.
  • 2002

    "Shanghai Clinical Medical Center for Mental Illness" was officially established and the Shanghai Center for Mental Disease Control and Prevention was founded, which was the sole municipal mental health prevention institution in Shanghai and one of the earliest mental health centers in China.
  • 2003

    The first special mood disorder ward (formerly the depression ward) in China was set up.
  • 2005

    The reconstruction and expansion of the Xuhui Campus were completed and the Campus was put into use; the 4th Sino-Pacific Psychology Conference was held in Shanghai.
  • 2006

    It became an affiliated hospital of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine and passed the certification of national drug clinical trial institution. International Neuro-pscychopharmacy Regional Meeting was held in SMHC.
  • 2007

    China-German Psychotherapy Conference, and World Psychiatry Association (WPA) Regional Meeting were held in Shanghai.
  • 2008

    Shanghai Xinshen Rehabilitation Center was established.
  • 2009

    Minhang Campus was reconstructed expanded and put into use; the first ",Rehabilitation and Employment Assistance Base" for patients with mental disorders was founded; the 1st Advanced Seminar of Improving the Production and Global Dissemination of Scientific Evidence in Psychiatry and the 2nd China Psychoanalysis Congress were held.
  • 2010

    The Delegation of Mrs. Rosa- lynn Carter visited SMHC; Revision of ICD-10 Classifi-cation-Shanghai Meeting was held.
  • 2011

    Neuropsychiatric Imaging Center of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Med-X-Mental Health Center was established; the master's degree program in psychology of Shanghai Jiao Tong University was set up; the Delegation of Serbian Congress visited SMHC.
  • 2012

    Mental Health Center Information was officially revised as Shanghai Mental Health Center Journal; the "Global Mental Health Cooperation Center" was established; Harvard-China Fogarty Conference was held in Shanghai.
  • 2013

    The Central Laboratory Department became the first psychiatric laboratory in China certified with ISO 15189, and the Shanghai Key Laboratory of Psychotic Disorder was officially founded; the Governor's wife of Canada visited SHMC; Meeting of the Field Studies Coordination Group International Advisory Group for the Revision of ICD-11 Mental and Behavioural Disorders was held in Shanghai; An MOU was signed with Deakin University.
  • 2014

    It became one of the "First National Social Work Service Model Bases" approved by China's Ministry of Civil Affairs; the International Mental Health Center was established in conjunction with the University of Nottingham, UK; Shanghai Mental Health Cenfer-Wolfen- stein Library was set up; it became one of the first "National Resident Doctor Standardized Training Bases"; An MOU was signed v/ifh Palo Alto University.
  • 2015

    The 80 th Anniversary Meeting was held.
  • 2017

    "Obsessive-compulsive Disorder Diagnosis Treatment Center","Eating Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment Center" were inaugurated; the Blue Book on the Development of China Mental Health Alliance was compiled; the 20-year Review and Outlook Conference of Shanghai Mental Health Center Specialist Alliance was held; Field Research Coordination Group and International Advisory Group on Revision of Diagnostic Criteria for Mental and Behavioral Disorders ICD-11 was successfully opened.
  • 2018

    The biobank system was built, General Psychiatry cooperated with BMJ; Psychological Communication was published; Research Center for Mental and Behavioral Disorders of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine was inaugurated; "WHO China ICD-11 MBD" Diagnostic Guidelines Staged Training Program was launched; the Psychological Consultation Clinic for Children and Adolescents (Minhang Campus) was put into use.
  • 2019

    Guidelines for the Building of Modem Psychiatric Hospital Management System was officially published; China's self-developed innovative drug GV-971 for the treatment of mild and moderate Alzheimer's disease was registered for sale on the market, and our hospital took the lead in the completion of phase II and III clinical trials; the Center became the Shanghai Clinical Research Center fbr Mental Health; the 6th China Psychoanalysis Congress was held; An MOU was signed with DOP-UBC.
  • 2020

    The Center became a development organization of the doctoral degree program in psychology of Shanghai Jiao tong University; it won the first place in the 2018 performance evaluation of national tertiary public psychiatric hospitals by the National Health Commission; the Center was rated a high application level of electronic case system by the National Institute of Hospital Administration and NHC; the Internet hospital of SMHC officially went live.

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