Social factors behind mental suffering, according to new study

From Mad in Sweden: The researchers behind a new study published in the journal World Psychiatry  state that there is a strong connection between social factors and later mental health outcomes. In the study, the researchers focus particularly on marginalized groups, such as refugees, ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ people, who, according to the researchers, are often exposed to a number of interacting social risk factors.

In their study, the researchers emphasize that it is necessary to shed light on the structural aspects behind mental health problems from a social justice perspective. This is so that we can both see and deal with the social factors that cause mental suffering.

Read the full article here, and the English translation here.