Study in Brazil demonstrates how the exploration of contextual determinants of distress in mental health care can inform therapeutic change.
Structural competency is put forth as a framework that addresses social and structural determinants in global mental health.
Psychology can only deal with racial health disparities effectively by incorporating critical race theory and intervening at a structural level.
MIA’s Micah Ingle interviews Mary Watkins about reorienting psychology toward liberation and social justice.
An anthropological look at the Global Mental Health (GMH) movement suggests several ethical problems and contradictions in its mission.
Researchers argue that blaming climate change inaction on psychological barriers ignores the effects of neoliberal capitalism and social structures.
Researchers critically examine the underlying assumptions and implications of a new WHO mental health technology designed to streamline psychiatric assessment internationally.
The use of machine learning algorithms (known as artificial intelligence) in the medical field raises a slew of ethical concerns.
A Nigerian study finds that more than three-quarters of patients improved, even when only 13% were prescribed medication.
New qualitative research finds a shift in the meaning of gender as it enters the local lexicon of people in rural Malawi, in turn having negative ramifications for those it is meant to help.
Researchers call for action to address social challenges and inequalities that obstruct mental health and well-being globally.
A re-visioned approach to social psychiatry aims to understand the broad influence of social life on mental health.
A new critical review of the latest Lancet global mental health report finds that while the movement claims to take a public health approach in its rhetoric it continues to focus on culturally inappropriate individual-level interventions.
A case analysis of an American Indian woman illustrates how the DSM diagnostic criteria misrepresent the lives of indigenous people.
Ethnographic research sheds light on extensive psychopharmaceutical use by soldiers in post 9/11 U.S. wars.
Research illustrates privacy concerns with how mental health applications collect and share users’ data.
Debate ensues as scholars and policymakers discuss how to bring a rights-based approach to mental health policy.
A new study suggests proximity to green space as a child is linked to lower rates of mental health issues in adulthood.
Depression, serious psychological distress, and suicide attempts have risen substantially since the early 2000s among young adults – what’s changed?
Dr. Gail Hornstein, author of Agnes’s Jacket: A Psychologist’s Search for the Meanings of Madness, discusses the importance of personal narratives and service-user activism in the context of the global mental health movement.
Contemporary empirical research explores new ways to conceptualize and heal racial trauma through anticolonial and sociohistorical lenses.
A new analysis finds multiple antecedents of refugee prejudice, including religiousness, conservatism, and education.
Researchers explore pathways of healing racial trauma in Latinx immigrant communities.
CBT forwards a hyper-rational perspective of human suffering that complements a managerialist culture of efficiency and institutionalization in the Western world.
Climate change-related extreme weather and increasing temperatures associated with higher rates of mental health challenges.