Sunday, February 5, 2023

Tag: social determinants

A Tale of Two Paradigms

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Two recent mental health reports from Oregon are steeped in the medical model, written by "experts" without lived experience and sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry.

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.

It is Time for Global Mental Health to Acknowledge Sociostructural Determinants...

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Researchers call for action to address social challenges and inequalities that obstruct mental health and well-being globally.

UN Report Criticizes Biomedical Approach to Mental Health

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UN official writes that States should focus instead on resolving social inequality and injustice as determinants of health and human rights.

Spending on Social Services Improves Health Outcomes

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Canadian study finds that social service spending is associated with a decrease in mortality and increase in life expectancy.

Your ZIP Code Might Impact Your Health as Much as Your...

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From NPR: Doctors and healthcare professionals are increasingly recognizing the importance of social factors to patients' health. Some hospitals and providers are now asking patients for information...

Who is at Risk for Psychosis?

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A report conducted by UK-based researchers indicates that rates of psychosis tend to be higher in ethnic minority groups and in individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

Psychologists To Livestream Summit on Global Interdisciplinary Health Care

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The American Psychological Association is hosting a two and half day interdisciplinary summit on November 3rd through 5th entitled Global Approaches to Integrated Care: Translating Science And Best Practices Into Patient-Centered Health Care Delivery. The summit features presentations and discussions on social determinants of health, demographics, culture and health disparities, and patients’ perspectives, among others. It can be livestreamed here.