Tag: global mental health
MIA interviews the anthropologist Ursula Read about her research on mental illness, human rights, and social exclusion in Ghana.
Structural competency is put forth as a framework that addresses social and structural determinants in global mental health.
An anthropological look at the Global Mental Health (GMH) movement suggests several ethical problems and contradictions in its mission.
A Nigerian study finds that more than three-quarters of patients improved, even when only 13% were prescribed medication.
New qualitative research finds a shift in the meaning of gender as it enters the local lexicon of people in rural Malawi, in turn having negative ramifications for those it is meant to help.
Researchers call for action to address social challenges and inequalities that obstruct mental health and well-being globally.
Peter Lehmann argues that administering psychiatric drugs in low-and-middle-income countries works at cross purposes with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
MIA’s Justin Karter interviews critical psychiatrist and philosopher Pat Bracken about the necessity of challenging received wisdom.
Researchers find that efforts to integrate the Cambodian idiom baksbat (broken courage) into local mental health care may have served to pathologize adaptive responding.
MIA’s Ayurdhi Dhar interviews Diana Kopua about the Mahi a Atua approach, the global mental health movement, and the importance of language and narratives in how we understand our world and ease our suffering.
A new article explores Mahi a Atua, an affirming indigenous Māori healing practice which stands in contrast to the Western psychiatric methods typically promoted by the Movement for Global Mental Health.
Debate ensues as scholars and policymakers discuss how to bring a rights-based approach to mental health policy.
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.
Study questions how international psychiatric treatment of street children in Cairo could be reinforcing their marginality and vulnerability.
As the Global Mental Health Movement attempts to address cross-cultural mental health disparities, a new article encourages integrating traditional healing practices with psychotherapy.
Dr. China Mills shares her reactions to recent events focused on Global Mental Health, elaborating on deeper issues with the framing of mental health as a “burden” and the underlying implications of coloniality, technology, and medicalization.
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.
The "North driving the South" phenomenon has evoked a strong counter response from TCI Asia Pacific and allied organizations (from Africa and Latin America) — especially when we know by now that the western model of psychiatry, based on colonial practices of isolation, seclusion, and coercion, is a failure.
An international study of college students reveals ubiquitous social and emotional challenges faced by young adults.
China Mills raises concerns that global mental health movements obscure social determinants of health and naturalize Western mental health concepts.
Individualist psychological models of poverty pathologize poor communities, decolonial approaches that emphasize context and interdependence may be more sustainable.
Scholars call for international mental health nurse curriculum to shift to a rights-based approach and teach the Power Threat Meaning Framework.
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