I have just finished reading a book by the British clinical psychologist David Smail (1938 – 2014), called “Power Interest and Psychology: Elements of a materialist understanding of distress”. My housemate bought Smail’s book after I complained that his opinions on mental health were out of date, because he was…
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On April 4th the Shaw Mind Foundation launched a campaign, titled HeadeducationUK, to make mental health education compulsory within every school in the UK. You can support their campaign and sign their petition here.
Gender conventions and expectations have shaped the history of research into mental illness. Going forward we must be conscious of this influence – and encourage more males to participate in psychological research.
Mark Fisher was a radical writer on cultural issues, based at Goldsmiths, University of London. An old article by Fisher has recently made me question the way that we measure socioeconomic status in our research. Here I lay out Fisher’s argument and suggest how it might be relevant to our work.
High-profile cases bring mental health into the media spotlight. Where efforts to reduce stigma are concerned, such instances are often seen as golden opportunities. But is there more that could be done to elevate the level of discussion at these moments of heightened public interest?