Global health, human rights, and neoliberalism: The need for structural frameworks when addressing mental health disparitie


Herrawi, F., Logan, J., Cheng, P., & Cosgrove, L. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 52-60

This paper argues that the field of psychology—and the psy-disciplines generally—need to embrace an interdisciplinary approach if they are to be relevant and contribute to global social justice initiatives. It focuses on two such initiatives: The Global Mental Health movement and calls for increasing access to mental health services for immigrants. It suggests that a stronger focus on the upstream causes of ill-health, a deeper appreciation for the ways in which neoliberalism deflects attention away from these upstream determinants, and a greater engagement with the field of human rights and other disciplines will lead to more substantive gains in population mental health. Read more