Posts tagged: Mental Health

#MyMindOurHumanity in Kenya: The future is young

In June, 257 young people, many university students, came to an event to launch the Lancet Commission on Global Mental and Sustainable Development and #mymindourhumanity campaign in Kenya. Damian Juma and Joy Muhia – young leaders representing the commission in Kenya – organised the event in collaboration with the Medical Psychologists Association of Kenya, Growth… Read more »

Representing My Mind Our Humanity in Portugal

On 24 January 2019 Claudia represented the young leaders group of the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health at the launch event of its Report in Lisbon, Portugal. She shares her experience below.    “It was a truly amazing experience. I met people from all walks of life and found that we all have one… Read more »

BeGOOD’s journey to the Global Mental Health Summit

Back in 2000, I was finishing up my PhD and wondering what to do next. Not unusually, I was a bit panicked. Would I get a job? Would I get funding? How should I follow up my PhD research? Actually that last question was easy: for my PhD I had investigated the social and moral… Read more »

How do services engage young people in treatment for first episode psychosis?

Psychosis is a medical condition that is most commonly characterised by visual hallucinations and voices, and/or by the presence of grandiose, persecutory or self-blaming delusions. A psychotic episode can be a terrifying and often traumatic experience for young people. This is especially true for those that have previously had limited exposure to or awareness of… Read more »

Rethinking Mental Health by Re-prioritising All Our Welfare

by Peter Beresford OBE There is now widespread concern in the UK that mental health policy is in long-term crisis. It has been given low political priority and been grossly under-funded for many years. While policymakers have committed themselves to achieving ‘parity’ between physical and mental health services, there are few if any convincing signs… Read more »

“I’m Sorry but You’re Just Not Thin Enough Yet” – The Urgent Need for Early Intervention in Anorexia Nervosa

by Nancy Tucker, author of The Time In Between: A Memoir of Hunger and Hope (Icon Books). If one books an appointment to have a suspicious lump, bump or mole examined by a doctor, one expects any untoward findings to lead to swift and purposeful intervention. At most GP surgeries, there exists a dedicated system… Read more »