We had built relationships with provider and peer organizations and NAMI. We had learned how to interface with the system and share the peer perspective. Ultimately, our relationships saved us. We had worked to start our own organization with the same providers who now were in position to step forward in our defense.
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.
A new study examines the preventative effects of cultural engagement has on depression among older adults.
Individuals diagnosed with a psychotic disorder are 4-6 times more likely than the general population to experience victimization.
Attempting to locate the mechanisms of psychiatric disorder is a step in the wrong direction and fails to challenge potentially unjust social practices.
Practitioners and public leaders identify methods and barriers for integrating those diagnosed with mental health issues into community life.
A new article suggests integrating physical activity throughout the day may help to address the mental health of students.
As an increasing amount of research seeks to address the epidemic of loneliness, conceptual clarity is needed.
Study questions how international psychiatric treatment of street children in Cairo could be reinforcing their marginality and vulnerability.
A new study explores feelings of belongingness as a protective factor for childhood trauma and adult mental health outcomes.
Study highlights the importance of early interventions for institutionalized children.
As the Global Mental Health Movement attempts to address cross-cultural mental health disparities, a new article encourages integrating traditional healing practices with psychotherapy.
Could the whole array of psychiatric diagnostic categories, to the extent that they have any validity at all, be expressions of the failure to love and to accept love? Do successful psychotherapies really work by means of the therapist’s ability to encourage people to experience love through how positively he or she relates to them?
Study explores a multifaceted approach to promote family-focused recovery practice.
New research emphasizes the impact of school connectedness and community engagement interventions on students' mental health.
Researchers explore neoliberal influences on interactions in psychotherapy and question whether the radical potential of psychotherapy can counter prevailing social systems.
A new study explores the interplay between social stress and quality of life for individuals self-identified with high-functioning autism.
Researchers investigate the impact of immigration policies on the mental health of arriving Mexican and Central American immigrants.
Researchers explore how family interventions for psychosis might be adapted to China’s emerging integrated mental health care landscape.
Researchers examine the transformation of work, life, and identity in India as a result of Western corporate and psychological culture.
Direct access to care in safe locations is key in reducing healthcare costs and increasing quality of life for homeless populations.
A new study examines the preventative effects of school-based mental health care when delivered by school personnel.
New research demonstrates the benefits and complexities for immigrants transitioning from undocumented to DACA status.
Without clarity and consensus around what social justice means, psychologists risk perpetuating injustices that undermine their stated mission.
Remediating dilapidated physical environments in urban settings can contribute to better mental health.