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The mental health implications of international affairs.
Robert Schweitzer Ph.D.
Good mental health is the foundation of healthy families and thriving communities. An NGO based in Uganda demonstrates what is possible.
Many parts of Africa remain at risk of a third wave of COVID. Accurate information aimed at addressing vaccine hesitancy is one strategy for addressing the impact of this pandemic.
A video made in collaboration with mental health workers in Africa addresses a significant issue: stigmatization of mental illness.
Contemporary perspectives on psychotherapy often assume that they are superior to indigenous healing practices. However, locally developed practices have much to teach us
COVID-19 occurs within particular cultural contexts in the populations in which it has emerged. The collectivist culture of Africa is seen as shaping the experience.
Are all pandemics the same? Lessons learned from HIV/AIDS.
The Friendship Bench is not conventional. Therapy rooms are outdoors, under trees, and therapists are elderly Zimbabwean women, known as community grandmothers.
World Mental Health Day, held on 10 October each year is an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health internationally. Stigma needs to be a priority in the African context.
Australian development funding is extended to promote global mental health.
A recent report points to psychosocial dimensions of refugee resettlement, but the needs of people from refugee backgrounds are more complex.
An Australian school stands out in implementing effective programs to address the needs of children and adolescents from refugee backgrounds.
Nobel Peace Prize laureates Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege highlight gender violence and the plight of women-at-risk seeking refuge.
Robert D. Schweitzer, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the School of Psychology and Counselling at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, where he established the clinical psychology program.