Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Tag: capitalism and mental health

Capitalism Makes Solutions Impossible: A Review of ‘Rebel Minds’

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Psychiatry’s role, Rebel Minds makes clear, is to prepare the population for capitalism’s purposes, and to cull the humans who it fails to prepare. The relationship is symbiotic: psychiatry trades in medicalizing and biologicizing human suffering, which capitalism produces an endless supply of; it’s a match made in heaven.

Can Mindfulness Help With Burnout?

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A new study investigates the effects of mindfulness-based interventions on employee’s wellbeing across different workplace environments.

High Job Strain Increases Risk of Mental Health Challenges

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High job demands, low job control, and high job strain are associated with the development of a mental health issue at age 50.

Why Lifestyle Tips Won’t Cure the Mounting Stress People Face

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From The Independent: Mental health awareness campaigns inundate us with lifestyle tips for managing stress such as mindfulness, meditation, exercise, and nutrition. But these tips...

Is Your Job Bullshit? David Graeber on Capitalism’s Busy Work

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From In These Times: Over a third of British workers believe their job makes no meaningful contribution to the world. The rising number of people who have...

Johann Hari Continues to Speak Out

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Johann Hari, British journalist and author of the new book Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression—and the Unexpected Solutions, continues to speak out...

How Neoliberalism is Damaging Your Mental Health

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From The Conversation: Neoliberal policies and conditions may be at least partly responsible for the growing mental health crisis and decline in collective well-being in...

The Demoralized Mind

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From openDemocracy: The distress, boredom, and disillusionment so commonly diagnosed as depression may actually result from the demoralization people experience in consumerist cultures. Large-scale cultural change,...

“The Inner Level” – Linking Distress and Our Current System

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From The Alternative UK: Rod Tweedy's book The Political Self, as well as a new book due out in 2018, The Inner Level, discuss the ways mental...

Neoliberalism May Have a Devastating Effect on Mental Health

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From The Independent: Policies that privilege neoliberal values are having a devastating effect on people with complex mental health needs. In the UK, people with severe...

The Perspective of the Outside

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From Red Wedge: Mark Fisher, an author and scholar known for analyzing mental health under neoliberal capitalism, took his own life this past January. His...

Living With Depression Under Capitalism

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In this piece for rs21, Kate Bradley writes about the depression she has experienced as a result of capitalism and societal oppression, and the way...

A Mad World: Capitalism and the Rise of Mental Illness

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From Red Pepper: Capitalism produces much of the mental distress that is categorized as "mental illness" by turning human creativity and connectivity into social isolation,...

Why Are So Many Adults Today Haunted by Trauma?

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From Greater Good Magazine: According to Dr. Gabor Mate, capitalism plays an important role in childhood trauma. Because our political and social systems do not support...

Reintroducing Spirituality Could Address the Mental Health Crisis

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From The Independent: Society's cycle of compulsive consumerism and materialism is partly to blame for Britain's mental health crisis. Instead of merely referring people to...

“The Mental Disease of Late-Stage Capitalism”

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For Medium, Joe Brewer claims that the “’mental disease’ of late-stage capitalism is shame, the devastating feeling that we failed ourselves in the Land...

“Capitalism and Mental Health: How the Market Makes Us Sick”

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In this viral video from “Libertarian Socialist Rants,” the idea is put forward that the financial stress and social isolation inherent to life in...