Careif Global Position Statement Religion and Spirituality in Mental Health Care

Careif is an international mental health charity that works towards protecting and promoting mental health and resilience, to eliminate inequalities and strengthen social justice. Our principles include working creatively with humility and dignity, and with balanced partnerships in order to ensure all cultures and societies play their part in our mission of protecting and promoting mental health and wellbeing. We do this by respecting the traditions of all world societies, whilst believing traditions can evolve, for even greater benefit to individuals and society.

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Careif Global Position Statement Stigma Mental Illness Diversity

Careif is an international mental health charity that works towards protecting and promoting mental health, wellbeing, resilience and resourcefulness with a special focus to eliminate inequalities and strengthen social justice. Our principles include working creatively with humility, dignity and balanced partnerships in order to ensure that all cultures and societies play their part in our mission of protecting and promoting mental health and wellbeing. We do this by respecting the traditions of all world societies, whilst believing that culture and traditions can evolve for even greater benefit to individuals and society.

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Flash, the emperor and policies without evidence: counter-terrorism measures destined for failure and societal division

Governments around the world are uniting in trying to defeat terrorist movements. A balanced and evidence-based approach is necessary.

This paper by our Trustee Prof Kam Bhui, probably a few years ahead of its time, might well go on to be the seminal piece that resets how policies are formulated, psychiatry is practised and evidence informs human behaviour- rather than opinions and myths.

http://pb.rcpsych.org/content/early/2016/02/02/pb.bp.116.053603.full-text.pdf+html

Is Violent Radicalisation Associated with Poverty, Migration, Poor Self-Reported Health and Common Mental Disorders?

from our Trustee Professor Kam Bhui & Professor Edgar Jones:

 

Doctors, lawyers and criminal justice agencies need methods to assess vulnerability to violent radicalization. In synergy, public health interventions aim to prevent the emergence of risk behaviours as well as prevent and treat new illness events. This paper describes a new method of assessing vulnerability to violent radicalization, and then investigates the role of previously reported causes, including poor self-reported health, anxiety and depression, adverse life events, poverty, and migration and socio-political factors. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0090718#pone.0090718-Kohut2