The Journal of Humanistic Psychiatry is a non-lucrative, peer-reviewed publication at the webpage of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago. This journal is formed by a group of scholars who believe in the importance of humanities in mental health. Humanism is crucial in the understanding of human beings’ suffering. The release of this publication is also an attempt to satisfy the curiosity of the many intellectuals hosted in our field. Special attention will be paid to the history of psychiatry and the depiction of mental health in the arts and cinema. We believe that it is possible to explore our history in a constructive and positive way. A good knowledge of psychiatric history is necessary to understand the phenomenology of psychiatric disorders and will also help researchers to develop new ideas that will ultimately improve psychiatric treatment. Though this Journal welcomes potential writers from a variety of fields, our intention is to provide a scholarly opportunity to in-training mental health professionals.