Overcoming the stigma: uncovering the experiences of suicide bereavement among ethnic minorities

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Andie Ashdown summarises a qualitative study exploring ethnic minority groups’ experiences of suicide bereavement.

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Restorative reciprocity in mental health research: Researcher in Residence – Shuranjeet Singh

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Mental Elf Researcher in Residence, Shuranjeet Singh, shares his experiences of power and exploitation in mental health research, and presents restorative reciprocity as a framework for confronting and responding to these historic and ongoing issues.

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Suicide rates in ethnic minorities and indigenous people

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In her debut blog, Lucy Barrass examines a systematic review which finds high variation in risk and rate of suicide in indigenous and ethnic minority populations.

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Contemplating compassion in mental health research: Researcher in Residence – Shuranjeet Singh

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Shuranjeet Singh is our new Mental Elf Researcher in Residence. In this blog he explores the role that compassion has to play in the future of mental health research.

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Suicide in women: laws that discriminate against women may explain higher rates in low and middle income countries

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Grace Crowley summarises a study which suggests that policy makers working to reduce women’s suicide in low- and middle-income countries should target laws discriminating against women.

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Mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic: the impact on low and middle income countries

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Anusha Ramji examines a recent review which looks at the mental health impact of the COVID pandemic on different low- and middle-income countries.

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Whiteness in clinical psychology: how do white female psychologists perceive whiteness?

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Humma Andleeb reviews a qualitative paper on deconstructing Whiteness in Clinical Psychology and how White female clinical psychologists perceive whiteness in the profession.

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Ethnicity and power: how can we make mental healthcare equitable for all people with psychosis?

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou consider the findings of a recent qualitative study which looks at the differences experienced by Black Caribbean and White British people trying to access care for psychosis.

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How do older Black Caribbean adults view seeking help for depression in the UK?

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Maisha Kroll reviews a recent qualitative study exploring the help-seeking views relating to depression among older Black Caribbean adults living in the UK.

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Inequalities in accessing dementia care and support during COVID-19

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Catherine Talbot reviews a recent qualitative study on accessing post-diagnostic dementia care before and since COVID-19, which highlights the need to reduce inequalities in dementia care.

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