School discipline that punishes minor misbehavior may increase adolescents’ misconduct and lead to racial inequalities in school discipline.
Transgender children show strong identification and preferences stereotypically associated with their current gender identities, not their sex assigned at birth.
MIA’s Gavin Crowell-Williamson interviews psychologist Rosie Phillips Davis about her presidential initiative to address deep poverty.
Psychology can only deal with racial health disparities effectively by incorporating critical race theory and intervening at a structural level.
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.
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.
A new international study reveals how healthcare providers treat patient’s pain may depend on that patient’s socioeconomic status.
Recent press coverage of top star Britney Spears, who remains under a personal and professional guardianship, reflects conventional attitudes about “mental illness” that are both stigmatizing and encourage legislation that promotes forced treatment.
A new scale has been developed and validated to examine beliefs held by mental health professionals towards service users’ rights.
Young women’s narratives indicate ways antidepressants have shaped their sense of self.
During a period of self-doubt, I chose to see a psychiatrist because I was engulfed in negative thoughts and couldn't find a direction in life. The slightest joys came only when I was high. Though my weed addiction was likely causing all of my symptoms, my psychiatrist’s response was to prescribe antipsychotics.
New study links involuntary hospitalization with psychotic diagnosis, previous involuntary hospitalization, and economic deprivation.
A new review finds that dehumanizing language, including self-dehumanization, is connected to anxiety, depression, and disordered eating.
Refugees and first-generation immigrants of African descent are at greater risk of experiencing medical coercion when compared to immigrants of other visible minority communities in Canada.
Researchers explore how culturally responsive services can create greater equity in mental health care.
Changing the mental health and psychosocial support system in Germany requires public debate about the ways our society should help and support people in mental crisis and with chronic mental health problems. We believe the driving force behind all help and support should be humanitarianism and respect for inalienable human rights.
Researchers seek to identify adaptive coping responses to discrimination for the transgender and gender diverse community.
Gender identity conversion efforts impact psychological distress and lifetime suicidality in transgender people.
Loneliness was found to both predict and be reinforced by severe common mental disorders.
Study finds that not believing sexual abuse survivors often leads to self-blame and mental health issues.
A case analysis of an American Indian woman illustrates how the DSM diagnostic criteria misrepresent the lives of indigenous people.
At my job with a NAMI affiliate, I heard daily from people who looked at family members with “mental illness” as non-people, non-human, the “other.” In the office, it was no different. If NAMI had a tagline, it would be “Please be normal like us.”
The Mad Pride movement continues to spread around the world, with a first-ever march in Mexico City.
Understanding schizophrenia as a non-enigmatic, understandable human experience goes against a history of institutional “othering” that has sustained psychiatric legitimacy and further marginalized service-users.