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Reframing mental health services from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What’s happened to you?”

Zenobia Morrill recently wrote on Mad in America on Trauma-Informed care with survivors perspectives. Based on a new editorial in the Journal of Mental Health by Dr. Angela Sweeney in collaboration with Dr. Danny Taggart, she writes on trauma informed approaches and how survivors perspectives come into context especially with re-traumatization through mental health services. …

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A Cross Disability Understanding of the Effects of Stigma and Social Factors on Health Outcomes

Sadie Cathcart recently wrote on Mad in America about a new study on autism by Monique Botha and David M. Frost from the University of Surrey. Botha and Frost write “The minority model of disability is underpinned by the notion that one can have a condition the medical model considers a disability, but in actuality, …

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Mental Health Europe Responds to the Lancet Commission Report

Mental Health Europe recently published a response to the Lancet Commission Report released on World Mental Health Day 2018. They write, “…the report’s key recommendations still come from a biomedical starting point, and therefore fail to recognise fully both the psychosocial model of mental health and community services. Change would involve tackling the power of …

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New Report Compiles Global Evidence Base for Alternatives to Coercion

A new report brings together evidence from around the world on preventing, reducing and ending coercion in mental health settings. The report, authored by Bernadette McSherry, Cath Roper, Flick Grey and myself, was commissioned by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to inform the work of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons …

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#WhatWENeed in Taiwan

#WhatWENeed in Taiwan1. De-colonization of the mental health sector Taiwan was the first independent, Asian, democratic republic. However, it has had a complex history of colonialism, invasions and occupations by different nationalities (Dutch, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, etc.). “Taiwan’s culture and cultural legacy has been largely shaped by the processes of imperialism and colonization as the structural and psychological effects …

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Global Mental Health – Mad in America Podcast with China Mills

In this podcast first published in Mad in America, Dr. China Mills talks about the Global Mental Health Ministerial Summit 2018, the development and trajectory of her relationship with the Movement for Global Mental Health and the concern she has regarding the import of foreign medical systems to the Global South to address distress as …

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#WhatWENeed in Singapore is Full Compliance of the CRPD – Read PPDFRC’s Submission on the Amendments to the Penal Code

Singapore ratified the CRPD in 2013. Currently, Singapore in the process of amending their Penal Code. Are the new amendments CRPD compliant? Will these amendments ensure that ALL persons with disabilities receive the rights they are entitled to? People with Psychosocial Disabilities of Singapore for the Full Realisation of the Convention on the Rights of …

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Mad in America Podcast Interview with Bhargavi Davar

In Mad in America yesterday, TCI Asia Pacific Convenor, Bhargavi Davar talks about the history and origins of TCI Asia Pacific, the goal, understanding Inclusion in the context of the Global South and colonialism and the progress of the disability movement. Listen more here. Read the Bali Declaration.

A Response to the Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development

Blog post contributed by  Akriti Mehta More than ten years after the publication of a series of articles published in the Lancet[1]that heralded in the age of global mental health, a report of The Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development[2]was released at the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit[3]in London. It seeks to …

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