MIA’s Micah Ingle interviews Mary Watkins about reorienting psychology toward liberation and social justice.
Researchers seek to identify adaptive coping responses to discrimination for the transgender and gender diverse community.
Study finds that not believing sexual abuse survivors often leads to self-blame and mental health issues.
Major study finds that economic deprivation and a lack of social capital are driving increasing rates of suicide in the U.S.
They tell us we’re too fragile to speak our own truth, and that those around us are too fragile to hear it. If you must name what happened to you, at least slap a “trigger warning” on yourself, and don’t “paint a picture.” Fuck that. The truth is that graphic detail can make some of us stronger in a way that silence never could.
Ethnographic research sheds light on extensive psychopharmaceutical use by soldiers in post 9/11 U.S. wars.
A new study examines the role parent borderline pathology plays in the perpetuation of childhood maltreatment.
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.
Researchers explore pathways of healing racial trauma in Latinx immigrant communities.
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.
In an effort to reduce coercion, researchers isolate associated factors including age, relationship status, location, and diagnosis.
Individuals diagnosed with a psychotic disorder are 4-6 times more likely than the general population to experience victimization.
As an increasing amount of research seeks to address the epidemic of loneliness, conceptual clarity is needed.
As the Global Mental Health Movement attempts to address cross-cultural mental health disparities, a new article encourages integrating traditional healing practices with psychotherapy.
Researchers find evidence of low socio-economic status White Americans’ rising distress and declining well-being since the mid-1990s.
A qualitative study explores young adults’ childhood bullying experiences.
Researchers explore neoliberal influences on interactions in psychotherapy and question whether the radical potential of psychotherapy can counter prevailing social systems.
Journal releases a compilation of articles detailing how zero-tolerance policy may impact mental health.
A discourse analysis conducted by sociologists finds problematic assumptions and practices in the field of neurocriminology.
Trauma-informed approaches have the potential to promote recovery but must involve survivors and service-users to prevent the experience of retraumatization within psychiatric and mental health services.
Researchers investigate the impact of immigration policies on the mental health of arriving Mexican and Central American immigrants.
Without clarity and consensus around what social justice means, psychologists risk perpetuating injustices that undermine their stated mission.
When controlling for social and family characteristics, separating children from parents into out-of-home care increases psychiatric issues, prescriptions, and criminal activity.
Medical sociologist David Pilgrim argues that mental health care is neither effective nor “kindly,” as it often relies on flawed research and ineffective treatments.