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.
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 Gavin Crowell-Williamson interviews psychologist Rosie Phillips Davis about her presidential initiative to address deep poverty.
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 Micah Ingle interviews Mary Watkins about reorienting psychology toward liberation and social justice.
Contemporary empirical research explores new ways to conceptualize and heal racial trauma through anticolonial and sociohistorical lenses.
Already-existing ICD codes provide a diagnostic alternative to biomedical models of health by contextualizing suffering within psychosocial conditions, yet these codes are underutilized.
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.
Individuals diagnosed with a psychotic disorder are 4-6 times more likely than the general population to experience victimization.
A new study suggests proximity to green space as a child is linked to lower rates of mental health issues in adulthood.
Researchers explore pathways of healing racial trauma in Latinx immigrant communities.
Major study finds that economic deprivation and a lack of social capital are driving increasing rates of suicide in the U.S.
Direct access to care in safe locations is key in reducing healthcare costs and increasing quality of life for homeless populations.
New research suggests that minimum wage laws provide financial security that may help prevent suicide.
A case analysis of an American Indian woman illustrates how the DSM diagnostic criteria misrepresent the lives of indigenous people.
In an effort to reduce coercion, researchers isolate associated factors including age, relationship status, location, and diagnosis.
A new study found that prazosin was associated with increased insomnia and nightmares, and did not reduce suicidal thoughts.
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 investigate the impact of immigration policies on the mental health of arriving Mexican and Central American immigrants.
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.
Researchers find evidence of low socio-economic status White Americans’ rising distress and declining well-being since the mid-1990s.
Study highlights the importance of early interventions for institutionalized children.
Critical participatory action research conducted on the higher education programs offered in prison leads to mobilized advocacy and shifts in public policy.
While well intentioned, providers and volunteers can do more harm than good at the border. The Global Psychosocial Network issues guidelines on how to work for the benefit of migrants and refugees.
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