A bottom-up approach to understanding the history of asylums allows us to learn from past successes and failures in the mental health system.
School discipline that punishes minor misbehavior may increase adolescents’ misconduct and lead to racial inequalities in school discipline.
A review of the literature demonstrates that coercive practices lack empirical support and violate human rights.
Ethnographic research sheds light on extensive psychopharmaceutical use by soldiers in post 9/11 U.S. wars.
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.
Dr. Dainius Pūras argues that the status quo in mental health treatment is no longer acceptable and demands political action to promote human rights.
In an effort to reduce coercion, researchers isolate associated factors including age, relationship status, location, and diagnosis.
It would take decades before I recognized the trauma caused by repeatedly being separated from my mom when she was hospitalized. I grieved almost exactly the way children did who had lost a parent to death. Yet it was grief without closure because my mom was not dead, just... gone.
Direct access to care in safe locations is key in reducing healthcare costs and increasing quality of life for homeless populations.
New research provides evidence that police killings of unarmed Black Americans impact the mental health of Black Americans.
Members of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Psychiatry Products division go on the defensive in a new article, responding to concerns about the agency’s approval of digital aripiprazole.
The majority of universities require most or all employees to report disclosures of sexual assault, but these policies may be ineffective at addressing campus sexual violence and disempowering for survivors
In this piece for The Pew Charitable Trusts, Michael Ollove reports on Oregon's model of intense care and supervision for those found guilty except for insanity. "Oregon’s model...
From The New Inquiry: Civil libertarians and liberal privacy advocates often frame government surveillance as a universal threat. But two new books show that surveillance...
Colorado police trained in crisis intervention infrequently use force or arrest individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and are likely to transfer individuals to a treatment facility.
Study counters previous evidence supporting multisystemic therapy, finding adolescents are just as likely to have out-of-home placements when receiving multisystemic therapy versus management as usual.
In this interview for Vice, Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse Khan-Cullors discusses her efforts to fight for the civil rights of marginalized communities and to speak...
From The Body Is Not An Apology: For many people, calling the police during a mental health emergency can result in brutality. Here are five...
Emotional support, religion, and searching for meaning are positively correlated with posttraumatic growth among prisoners.
Researchers argue that a structural competency and social determinants of health approach must be made central to psychiatry training.
In this interview for HuffPost Canada, Uppala Chandraesekera, the director of public policy at the Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto and the first mental health expert...
Rates of suicide in prison are significantly higher than in the general population.
Researchers examine links between police victimization and psychotic symptoms in a topical new study.
How people are treated after being hospitalized can either help them to overcome the traumatic effects of coercion or make them worse.