06 Mar New paper on the ecosystem of mental health care
In a research using ideas from behavioral sciences and game theory, we have worked along with the Federació de Salut Mental de Catalunya and a researcher team from Open Systems at Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat Rovira i Virgili to analyze the features of the mental health care ecosystem that may be more important towards the socialization of people with mental disorders. The paper, which can be found here, shows that the idea of community social capital, with caregivers and professionals playing a leading role is key towards the proper functioning of the ecosystem, while at the same time the cost of collective action is mainly supported by individuals with a mental condition, showing their vulnerability. Here are the press releases from UB in Catalan and from UC3M in Spanish. You can also watch a video with the summary of our main conclusions and some impressions about one of our working sessions in Lleida.
It has been an honor and a pleasure to be part of this team and I hope that the results can encourage further research along this lines in order to help fight the exclusion of persons with mental disorders.