Saturday, November 18, 2017

Effects of Racism on Depression in Black College Women

Black college women endorse more perceived stress and depressive symptoms than White college women, highlighting the impacts of racism.

Agency and Activism as Protective Factors for Children in the Gaza Strip

Researchers recommend a ‘politically-informed focus', including activism, when assessing children and designing interventions in areas of chronic political violence.

The Men Taking Classes to Unlearn Toxic Masculinity

From Science of Us: The Washington, D.C., Rape Crisis Center, Collective Action for Safe Spaces, and ReThink, an organization that works to prevent sexual assault,...

Minority and Immigration Status Associated with Psychosis Risk

Ethnic minorities and those who migrated during childhood have an elevated risk for psychosis, study finds.

Western ‘Depression’ is Not Universal

Derek Summerfield, consultant psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley National Health Service Foundation Trust, challenges the assumption that Western depression is a universal condition.

Playing Up the Benefits of Play at Work

From the Association for Psychological Science: New research has found evidence that play at work is associated with less fatigue, boredom, stress, and burnout in...

Scales Assessing Child and Adolescent Psychopathology Lack Cross-Cultural Validity

Researchers find few existing "psychopathology scales" are appropriate for global utilization.

The Paradox of White Americans’ Mental Health

Are White Americans’ poor mental health outcomes caused by Whiteness?

How to Reach Out to Someone who is Struggling

In this piece for On Being, Omid Safi shares how an old Middle Eastern story about a drowning man can teach us how to offer...

Why We’ve Been Thinking About Madness All Wrong

In this interview for Pacific Standard, David Dobbs, who profiled Nev Jones this month, discusses the ways that the mental health community is beginning to...

Psychologists Push For New Approaches to Psychosis: Part 2

The authors of the report expand upon the traumatic and sociopolitical factors underlying presentations of psychosis and “schizophrenia.”

I’m Reinventing Mental Health Care by Putting Patients in Charge

In this piece for The Guardian, Joy Hibbins describes how her experiences of powerlessness as a mental health service user led her to start Suicide...

Here’s Why I Wouldn’t Use the Mental Health System

In this piece for The Spinoff, Graham Panther, a consultant in Australia's mental health system, speaks to some of the shortcomings of mainstream mental health support....

The Social Life of Opioids

From Scientific American: Increasing prescription rates of opioid painkillers are often blamed for America's current opioid crisis. However, a growing body of research suggests that...

The Touch of Madness

In this piece for Pacific Standard, David Dobbs recounts the story of Nev Jones, a psychologist with lived experience who is working to change the...

Psychologists Push For New Approaches to Psychosis: Part 1

Psychologists and people with experience of psychotic symptoms publish a report on new ways of understanding psychosis.

World Mental Health Day

In this piece written in honor of World Mental Health Day, Peter Kinderman emphasizes the importance of challenging the biomedical model of mental health and paying...

Duke Psychiatrist: America is Having a Nervous Breakdown

In this interview for AlterNet, Allen Frances describes the various political, social, and psychological factors that led the U.S. to elect President Trump and create the national...

New Grant Boosts Hearing Voices Approach in USA

From The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care: The Hearing Voices Research and Development Fund has been awarded a $300,000 grant to expand their...

Why You Should Never Tell Someone Who’s Grieving to Move On

In this interview for Thrive Global, psychoanalyst Robert Stolorow explains why we should not seek to heal or fix the grief we experience from trauma...

Natural Disasters Have a Serious Impact on Mental Health

From Bustle: Natural disasters often inflict psychological harm on those who experience them, increasing the likelihood of PTSD in survivors. In addition to repairing physical...

School Culture May Contribute to Overdiagnosis, Study Finds

Officials at a school that was more focused on ADHD diagnoses described children’s behavior in terms of individual illnesses, taking children out of the context of their social interactions, race, gender, and socioeconomic status.

Scholars Suggest Mindfulness Can be a Means for Questioning Capitalism

Buddhist-inspired mindfulness counters Western misappropriations of self-help mindfulness to provide a framework for challenging capitalism.

Love: At the Intersection of Anti-Racism and Anti-Stigma

In this piece for Beyond Meds, Chris Cole examines the intersection of racism and oppression against people labeled "mentally ill." "This is where social justice becomes...

Institutional Psychotherapy in France: An Interview

In this interview for Hidden Persuaders, Camille Robcis discusses institutional psychotherapy, a French psychiatric reform movement that began during the Second World War. Robcis explains...

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