Thursday, January 23, 2020

“Feeling Not Seen, Not Heard, Not Understood”

Note: This long read essay is a result of a survey and study undertaken by the writers on unpacking loneliness in Indian cities and the kinds of responses it might require. It also contains a podcast on the connections between loneliness and...

Dehumanization Linked to Poorer Mental and Physical Health

This piece has been written by Micah Ingle and was first published by Mad in America on November 15, 2019, and can be accessed here. A recent study published in the Review of General Psychology surveys existing research on the nature and...

Responding to Workplace Mistreatment and Bullying

man fighting with big hand
This piece has been written by Will Hall and was first published by Mad in America on October 31, 2019 and can be accessed here. Mainstream mental health approaches and psychiatry tend to create an us vs. them wall where...

Peter Kinderman – Why We Need a Revolution in Mental Health Care

Prof. Peter Kinderman
This piece has been written by James Moore and was first published by Mad in the UK on September 28, 2019 and can be accessed here. This week on MIA Radio, we chat with Professor Peter Kinderman. Peter is Professor of...

Collective Action Can Lead to Empowerment and Strengthened Relationships

This piece has been written by Micah Ingle and was first published by Mad in America on November 1, 2019 and can be accessed here. A recent study published in the Journal of Social and Political Psychology examines how involvement in collective political...

#WhatWENeed Campaign (2019)

Inclusion Within Development A call from TCI Asia Pacific This post was originally published on the #WhatWENeed Campaign official website on October 20, 2019. Transforming Communities for...

New Review Finds Lancet Global Mental Health Report Misguided

This piece has been written by Ayurdhi Dhar and was first published by Mad in America on October 11, 2019 and can be accessed here. A new critical review of the latest Lancet global mental health report finds that while...

Tensions in Mental Health Care in China: An Interview with Zhiying Ma

MIA’s Rebecca Troeger interviews medical anthropologist Zhiying Ma about mental health care in China today, including involuntary hospitalization, tensions between Western psychiatry and more holistic and socially-oriented local frameworks, and opportunities to rethink paradigms of care. This piece was first published by...

UN Expert Calls for Major Shift in Suicide Prevention Efforts on World Mental Health Day

This piece was first published on Mad in America on October 10, 2019 and can be accessed here. Suicide prevention should not be addressed by increased prescription of medication, says Dainius Pūras, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health. In...

COUNTRY REPORT: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka signed the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2016. The Sri Lankan OPDs (Organizations of Persons with Disabilities) have since risen to the occasion with strong advocacy for implementation of laws and policies. However, the right to non-discrimination...