Tackling structural racism in suicide prevention: a conceptual framework

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Kam Bhui reviews a conceptual framework developed to understand structural racism and suicide prevention for ethnoracially minoritised youth in the United States.

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Trans and gender diverse youth more likely to be admitted to hospital for suicidality and self-harm, according to US study

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Sarah Carr reflects on a recent US study that “perhaps tells us something deeper about the discrimination and stigmatisation in mental health that needs to be tackled.”

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Power, equality, diversity and systemic change: the theory, barriers and enablers for patient and public involvement

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In her debut blog, Layla Mofrad summarises an umbrella review exploring the theory, barriers & enablers for patient and public involvement in health and social care research and service delivery.

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Schizophrenia and educational attainment: mind the gap

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Ian Kelleher considers a new systematic review of papers from across the world, which looks at the enduring gap in educational attainment for people with schizophrenia.

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Minority stress and self-esteem: the thoughts of sexual minority young adults

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou consider a qualitative study on sexual minority youth perspectives on minority stress and factors negatively affecting self-esteem.

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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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