CBT forwards a hyper-rational perspective of human suffering that complements a managerialist culture of efficiency and institutionalization in the Western world.
In a new report, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dr. Dainius Pūras, calls for a move away from the biomedical model and “excessive use of psychotropic medicines.”
An anthropological look at the Global Mental Health (GMH) movement suggests several ethical problems and contradictions in its mission.
Without clarity and consensus around what social justice means, psychologists risk perpetuating injustices that undermine their stated mission.
Derek Summerfield, consultant psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley National Health Service Foundation Trust, challenges the assumption that Western depression is a universal condition.
A re-visioned approach to social psychiatry aims to understand the broad influence of social life on mental health.
Researchers explore neoliberal influences on interactions in psychotherapy and question whether the radical potential of psychotherapy can counter prevailing social systems.
Contemporary empirical research explores new ways to conceptualize and heal racial trauma through anticolonial and sociohistorical lenses.
Are White Americans’ poor mental health outcomes caused by Whiteness?
Scholars contend that stigma functions as a mechanism of power in analysis of UK Heads Together mental health campaign.
A new study explores how “psychosis” and “schizophrenia” are viewed within the Māori community in New Zealand.
Dr. Dainius Pūras argues that the status quo in mental health treatment is no longer acceptable and demands political action to promote human rights.
Researcher Dr. Silke Schwarz highlights how Western psychology’s construction of individual resilience deflects emphasized individual pathology and deflects efforts at structural change.
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and fish has repeatedly been found to improve mental health.
Trauma-informed approaches have the potential to promote recovery but must involve survivors and service-users to prevent the experience of retraumatization within psychiatric and mental health services.
Depression, serious psychological distress, and suicide attempts have risen substantially since the early 2000s among young adults – what’s changed?
Meta-analytic study detects upsurge in patterns of perfectionism in young adults and explores how neoliberalism contributes to this trend.
As the Global Mental Health Movement attempts to address cross-cultural mental health disparities, a new article encourages integrating traditional healing practices with psychotherapy.
14-year study of a rural sample in China shows those who were married had higher rates of remission from schizophrenia.
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.
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.
Researchers argue that blaming climate change inaction on psychological barriers ignores the effects of neoliberal capitalism and social structures.
Meta-analysis gives updated recovery and remission rates for persons identified as having a first-episode psychosis and those diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Researchers call for action to address social challenges and inequalities that obstruct mental health and well-being globally.