In this edition of the Situational Approach Bulletin we offer a few thoughts in response to a 2019 Discussion paper published in The Lancet Psychiatry
Social interventions: a new era for global mental health?
The recognition of the relationship between sociostructural challenges and poor mental health outcomes has recently taken centre stage in global health debates. Both the Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development,1 and UN Special Rapporteur Dainius Pūras’ report on mental health have reaffirmed the inseparability of mental health outcomes from macrolevel social challenges and inequalities.
Burgess, R. A., Jain, S., Petersen, I., & Lund, C. (2019). Social interventions: a new era for global mental health?. The Lancet Psychiatry. (Link)