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Thursday, 02, February, 2023

Towards Resilience and Possibilities and Away from Diseases and Symptoms

An interview with Professor Jim van Os who says that, arguably, ‘love is the most powerful evidence-based treatment in mental health’. We discuss his recent paper published in World Psychiatry which envisions a future for mental health that moves away from symptoms and diagnoses and towards peer support and lived experience.

BBC Radio 4 All in the Mind – Antidepressant Withdrawal

Claudia Hammond is joined by John Read, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of East London, and by Dr Sameer Jauhar, Senior Research Fellow, King’s College London.

Moving Global Mental Health “Outside Our Heads”

On MIA Radio we interview Dr. Derek Summerfield, honorary senior lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, former Research Associate at the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford and consultant at Oxfam.

Global Mental Health – Coloniality, Technology and Medicalization

Dr China Mills shares her reactions to recent events focussed on Global Mental Health, elaborating on deeper issues with the framing of mental health as a “burden” and the underlying implications of coloniality, technology, and medicalization.

Global Mental Health: An Old System Wearing New Clothes

On October 10th, 2018, World Mental Health Day, The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development published a report outlining a proposal to “scale up” mental health care globally. In this podcast series, we discuss the implications.