Race, ethnicity, and disparities in mental health experiences and outcomes #AntiRacistMHResearch

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As we prepare for the next instalment in our “How to be an anti-racist mental health researcher” webinar series, Kam Bhui considers research ethics and how we must disrupt and transform mental health research if we are serious about tackling inequalities and racism.

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Migration and the increased risk of compulsory psychiatric admission for psychosis

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Zuva Dengu summarises a recent Swedish cohort study exploring migrant status and risk of compulsory admission at first diagnosis of psychotic disorder, which suggests that where you are from will influence your experience within psychiatric care.

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Reducing loneliness and social isolation in migrants and ethnic minorities: new insights on interventions

Hannah Cocker and Ross Nedoma summarise a recent review which explores loneliness and social isolation in migrants and ethnic minorities.

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Will increased medication adherence, even if ‘coproduced’, solve the problem of ethnic inequalities and injustices in BAME communities?

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Diana Rose takes issue with a training programme for mental health professionals that aims to increase medication adherence in BAME Service Users.

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Referrals to mental health services: understanding ethnic differences

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A group of UCL Masters Students summarise a recent paper on ethnic differences in referral routes to child and adolescent mental health services.

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Racial disparities in bipolar disorder diagnosis and treatment: time to talk about racism

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Syeda Akther writes her debut elf blog on a recent review looking at racial disparities in bipolar disorder treatment and research. She argues that we need to start having serious conversations about racism that go beyond unconscious bias.

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Compulsory detention under the Mental Health Act: significantly more likely if you come from a BAME or migrant group

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Ian Cummins explores a recent international systematic review and meta-analysis, which highlights ethnic variations in compulsory detention under the Mental Health Act.

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The impact of racism on mental health

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Alison Faulkner considers a recent report on racism and mental health by the Synergi Collaborative Centre, which covers the impact of interpersonal racism, the multidimensional nature of disadvantage, structural disadvantage and mental illness, and pathways to mental health care.

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Police killings and the mental health of black Americans

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Ian Cummins provides the context and perspective to consider the implications of a population-based, quasi-experimental study of police killings and their spillover effects on the mental health of black Americans.

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Black patients’ first contact with mental health services is more likely to be coercive

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It is well documented that there are differences in how patients are treated, depending on their ethnicity. Previous inquiries in the UK have suggested that the NHS is institutionally racist (Blofeld et al, 2003). Some groups, for example those from African Caribbean or Aboriginal descent, experience more coercive care and poor outcomes, including higher doses of [read the full story…]