Pattie Gonsalves

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Pattie Gonsalves, PhD, is Project Director at Sangath, an Indian mental health research non-profit where she directs a portfolio of participatory youth research projects and digital innovations on depression, anxiety and suicide prevention supported by Wellcome Trust, Comic Relief and Grand Challenges Canada. She holds a PhD from the University of Sussex and MSc from the University of Oxford and brings expertise in engaging youth with lived experience in programme development, research and advocacy. Pattie founded the ‘It’s Ok To Talk’ national public engagement campaign recognised by Facebook as one of 2019’s top 10 international mental health youth projects. She presently also leads Outlive, a suicide prevention programme addressing urban youth suicides and Baatcheet, a study focused on addressing depression and anxiety among young people.


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Self-stigma for people with depression: systematic review presents global prevalence data, risk factors and protective factors


Pattie Gonsalves blogs about the stigma that people with depression can sometimes feel towards themselves; summarising a recent systematic review that estimates the global prevalence of depression self-stigma, alongside risk factors and protective factors.

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Self-disclosure and social media: review identifies two-way relationship with mental health #ActiveIngredientsMH


Pattie Gonsalves explores the relationship between self-disclosure of mental health and wellbeing in young people, by summarising a recent review on self-disclosure and social media, and also presenting findings from a new review on self-disclosure as an active ingredient in interventions for youth anxiety and depression.

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