Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Tag: social determinants and mental health

Mental Health & Our Schools, Part 2

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Schools are rolling out programs and services intended to safeguard students’ emotional well-being. They are full of potential—and pitfalls.

Social Determinants of Health and the Continued Individualization of Suffering

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We need to stop believing that suffering people are genetically inferior or “diseased.” You, as sufferer, are not alone in having social determinants of health. They are universal. They are systemic. And they are not solvable or “addressable” at the individual level. The only way to alleviate negative social determinants of health is to create a more equitable, inclusive, and just society.

Psychosocial Adversities Should be Included in Diagnosis

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Proposal to include psychosocial adversities that impact mental health in ICD and DSM diagnoses.