Dr. Gail Hornstein, author of Agnes’s Jacket: A Psychologist’s Search for the Meanings of Madness, discusses the importance of personal narratives and service-user activism in the context of the global mental health movement.
A new systematic review illustrates features of the relationship between anxiety and school attendance patterns.
Contemporary empirical research explores new ways to conceptualize and heal racial trauma through anticolonial and sociohistorical lenses.
A new analysis finds multiple antecedents of refugee prejudice, including religiousness, conservatism, and education.
The Youth-Nominated Support Team intervention invites adolescents to select adults in their life to receive training on how to support them.
Researchers explore pathways of healing racial trauma in Latinx immigrant communities.
Researchers evaluate the impact of a school-based prevention program on anxious and depressive symptoms.
CBT forwards a hyper-rational perspective of human suffering that complements a managerialist culture of efficiency and institutionalization in the Western world.
Greater perceptions of discrimination during adolescence are linked to more depressive and internalizing symptoms.
New research points to numerous harmful effects of high-level lead exposure in childhood on adult mental health and personality characteristics.
Interviews with peer providers indicate that they strategically use their personal illness and recovery story in order to assist others.
Critical participatory action research conducted on the higher education programs offered in prison leads to mobilized advocacy and shifts in public policy.
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?