‘Where are you really from?’ – The Impact of Racism on Mental Health

While the social, economic and political effects of racism have been studied broadly, the psychological impact of racism has received less attention. In this article, I would like to raise awareness of the impact of racism on mental health. A…

Mental Health after Ebola: The Case of Sierra Leone

The grave socio-economic effect of the Ebola virus on Sierra Leone does not receive the attention it needs. Sierra Leone, one of West African states severely affected by the Ebola virus, was declared Ebola free following 42 days of no…

The UK’s Broken Mental Health System, by Someone Who’s Been Inside It

WARNING: Contains discussion of suicide 3 years ago, aged 20, I decided to end my own life. I wasn’t depressed, or mentally ill in any way. I simply didn’t want to live any more. I told my parents, and they…

American Prisons and the Mental Healthcare Crisis – Danika Kimball

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 (colloquially referred to as Obamacare) made mental and behavioral health treatment one of ten essential benefits required in new insurance policies sold on the federal health exchange. Despite this expanded coverage,…