Already-existing ICD codes provide a diagnostic alternative to biomedical models of health by contextualizing suffering within psychosocial conditions, yet these codes are underutilized.
Contemporary empirical research explores new ways to conceptualize and heal racial trauma through anticolonial and sociohistorical lenses.
Compounding the lack of participation of former and current patients, a major theme of the summit was that Americans diagnosed with “serious mental illness” should not be able to make their own treatment decisions.
MIA’s Gavin Crowell-Williamson interviews psychologist Rosie Phillips Davis about her presidential initiative to address deep poverty.
Millions of current and former foster children experience multiple kinds of trauma, as documented in a six-part investigative series published in the Kansas City Star this month. Too often invisible, these young people deserve our attention and our care.
MIA’s Micah Ingle interviews Mary Watkins about reorienting psychology toward liberation and social justice.
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.
As the Global Mental Health Movement attempts to address cross-cultural mental health disparities, a new article encourages integrating traditional healing practices with psychotherapy.
After 25 years of chronic emergency, 22 mental hospitalizations, a stint at a “community mental health center,” 13 years in a "board & care," repeated withdrawals from addictions to legal drugs, and a 12-year marriage, I plan to live every last breath out as a survivor, an advocate, and an artist.
Upon my release I was dumped at a motel with no ID, no money or method of payment, and not even a cell phone to call friends or family for help. My belongings were still locked in a safe back at the hospital. Where are the real advocates for more low-income housing, and where the hell have they been for those who are incarcerated, whether it be in jails and prisons or mental facilities?
Researchers find evidence of low socio-economic status White Americans’ rising distress and declining well-being since the mid-1990s.
In an effort to reduce coercion, researchers isolate associated factors including age, relationship status, location, and diagnosis.
Researchers explore pathways of healing racial trauma in Latinx immigrant communities.
Individuals diagnosed with a psychotic disorder are 4-6 times more likely than the general population to experience victimization.
A case analysis of an American Indian woman illustrates how the DSM diagnostic criteria misrepresent the lives of indigenous people.
A new study suggests proximity to green space as a child is linked to lower rates of mental health issues in adulthood.
Major study finds that economic deprivation and a lack of social capital are driving increasing rates of suicide in the U.S.
Researchers outline the concept of ecologically driven grief due to climate change and recommend future research to better understand the psychological impact of climate change.
As an increasing amount of research seeks to address the epidemic of loneliness, conceptual clarity is needed.
A new study found that prazosin was associated with increased insomnia and nightmares, and did not reduce suicidal thoughts.
Critical participatory action research conducted on the higher education programs offered in prison leads to mobilized advocacy and shifts in public policy.
New research suggests that minimum wage laws provide financial security that may help prevent suicide.
Direct access to care in safe locations is key in reducing healthcare costs and increasing quality of life for homeless populations.
Journal releases a compilation of articles detailing how zero-tolerance policy may impact mental health.
Researchers investigate the impact of immigration policies on the mental health of arriving Mexican and Central American immigrants.
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