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One Man’s Death Points to Shortcomings in Morocco’s Mental Health Infrastructure

By Molly Mulroy  This article was produced in conjunction with an SIT Study Abroad program http://studyabroad.sit.edu/programs/semester/spring-2017/moj/ in Morocco and Round Earth Media, www.RoundEarthMedia.org a nonprofit Read More

WHO | Reforming mental health in Lebanon amid refugee crises

Article published in August 2016 Source: WHO | Reforming mental health in Lebanon amid refugee crises

Sharing truths of terminal illness in rural Guatemala

Over the last four years I have visited communities in rural Guatemala with Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance, a civil society organization providing health Read More

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Global health in 2017

I don’t know about you, but I am still in that weird part of the dawning year where writing the date seems like I am playing main stage in a Hollywood ‘sci-fi’ movie. Where the four numbers of 2 – 0 – 1 – 7 seem more of something I would associate with flying cars and robot servants, than the ‘here and now’. But strange as it may seem we are well into the New Year and as the pace of the world reflects the pace of passing time, I can’t help but wonder if we actually do live in the future. So to speak. We now call for a cab via west coast America using a democratized application on a globally connected device no bigger than our palm, manufactured on another continent and possessing the technological potency we could never have even dreamt of just a decade ago – linked to another billion similar devices through millions of miles of fibre-optics spanning the entire planet


Dementia Tops AIDS As No. 7 Leading Cause Of Death Worldwide, According To WHO

Bloomberg: Dementia Joins Ranks of Top Global Killers With No Drug in Sight “Dementia has unseated AIDS as one of the world’s top killers, new figures from the World Health Organization show, as drugmakers struggle to either curb or cure it. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia killed 1.54 million people in 2015, more…More


Experiences of stigma and discrimination faced by family caregivers of people with…

Publication date: April 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 178 Author(s): Mirja Koschorke, R.


Changes over time in mental well-being, fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity…

There is a theoretical basis for believing that healthy lifestyle interventions can improve mental well-being and evidence to show that mental well-being is protective of future health.


Regional variation in suicide rates in Sri Lanka between 1955 and 2011: a spatial and temporal…

Between 1955 and 2011 there were marked fluctuations in suicide rates in Sri Lanka; incidence increased six-fold between 1955 and the 1980s, and halved in the early 21st century.


Worldwide research productivity in the field of psychiatry

The field of psychiatry has seen significant progress in recent years due to worldwide contributions.


A novel bio-psycho-social approach for rehabilitation of traumatized victims of torture and war…

Some evidence showed that multidisciplinary rehabilitation in Western countries is effective for treating war-related trauma, but it remains unclear whether this approach is applicable to civilians living in r…


Body size ideals and dissatisfaction in Ghanaian adolescents: role of media, lifestyle and…

To inspire effective health promotion campaigns, we tested the relationship of ideal body size and body size dissatisfaction with (1) the potential resulting health-influencing factors diet, physical activity and well-being; and (2) with media as a potential influencer of body ideals.


Does having a difficult child lead to poor maternal mental health?

Considerable evidence suggests maternal psychopathology influences that of their offspring.


Untangling the disaster-depression knot: The role of social ties after Deepwater Horizon

Publication date: March 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 177 Author(s): Ariane L.


Ethical standards for mental health and psychosocial support research in emergencies: review of…

Research in emergencies is needed to understand the prevalence of mental health and psychosocial problems and strengthen the evidence base for interventions.


The contribution from psychological, social, and organizational work factors to risk of…

Previous studies indicate that psychological, social, and organizational factors at work contribute to health, motivation, absence from work, and functional ability.


One Man’s Death Points to Shortcomings in Morocco’s Mental Health Infrastructure

By Molly Mulroy  This article was produced in conjunction with an SIT Study Abroad program http://studyabroad.sit.edu/programs/semester/spring-2017/moj/ in Morocco and Round Earth Media, www.RoundEarthMedia.org a nonprofit Read More


The prevalence of suicidal ideation and depression among primary care patients and current…

Primary care in South Korea has no effective screening system to identify high-risk suicide patients despite to the possibility of hidden patients.


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