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  • 26 Oct 2022
    Chris Maloney, Julia Nelki, Alison Summers

    A Practical Guide for Professionals

    Our new publication with CUP, ‘Seeking Asylum and Mental Health is a practical guide to working with people seeking asylum. It is aimed at professionals and services in a range of statutory and voluntary sector roles, including social care, public policy, and the law, as well as health.

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  • 18 Oct 2022
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    Chris Maloney, Julia Nelki, Alison Summers

    Why words matter

    Whilst writing the book ‘Seeking Asylum and Mental Health’, we had to think a lot about words. At the outset we decided to avoid the term ‘asylum seeker’.

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  • 10 Oct 2022
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    Chris Maloney, Julia Nelki, Alison Summers

    Out of the fire … into the frying pan…

    Often ‘refugees’ and ‘asylum seekers’ are spoken of together, as if they are almost the same. But they aren’t. If you’re a ‘refugee’, it has been accepted that you can’t go back to the country that you fled, that you need safety, protection, and a chance to build a life somewhere else, at least for the time being.

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  • 30 Mar 2021
    Christine Yu Moutier

    Bringing Suicide Prevention to Clinical Practice

    When I became chief medical officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) eight years ago, after treating people with severe mental illness, teaching, and then co-leading a suicide prevention program for medical faculty, residents and students in my role as a dean in the University of California, San Diego medical school, I was […]

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  • 26 Nov 2020
    Keh-Ming Lin

    Wounded Healers as Agents of Change

    Who could have predicted so many “unprecedented” catastrophes would descend upon us in just one year? On top of the seemingly never-ending wars and recurrent natural disasters, we have been ambushed by a stealthy and deadly virus, forced to confront deep-rooted racial tension and social inequity, and paralyzed by divisive, contesting ideologies threatening to tear […]

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  • 24 Aug 2020

    Social Factors in the Personality Disorders: Finding a Niche

    Everyone has a personality. This term describes individual differences in behavior, emotion, and thought that make each person unique. Yet however different they are, most people find a niche in the world that suits their traits. Not everyone succeeds. Community studies suggest that about one in ten have a diagnosable personality disorder (PD). That term […]

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  • 9 Oct 2019
    Kees van Heeringen

    The ‘why’ and ‘how’ of specific treatment of suicide risk

    In parallel with an increase in the development and implementation of local and national suicide prevention actions, rates of suicide unfortunately increase in many parts of the world, including the USA. One can think of quite a few possible reasons for this apparently paradoxical situation. Prevention actions may not reach their target population, such as […]

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  • 10 May 2019
    John E. Krzeczkowski, Ryan J Van Lieshout

    The Power of Pregnancy: Can Intervening with Mothers During Gestation Prevent Mental Illness in Offspring?

    Mental illness has a huge impact on individuals, families and communities. Since the brain’s ability to be changed in positive ways is greatest early in life, ill-health of the mother during pregnancy can have a lasting impact on her offspring’s brain development and mental illness risk. The developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) hypothesis […]

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