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New paper on the ecosystem of mental health care

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.

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  • oieahc
    Posted at 07:16h, 08 marzo Responder

    I am strongly in favor of universities (and indeed everywhere else) taking mental health issues seriously. But it makes a huge difference as to how we take them seriously whether mental health issues are dramatically *more severe* in the graduate-student population (in which case it”s an urgent matter to understand why it is and whether it is a consequence of changeable factors about grad school in particular) or whether graduate-student mental health issues are simply a playing out in a familiar context of a general health issue. (And I take it that”s part of the point of the OP, since it puts data front and center.) Shorter version: if there is no graduate student mental health crisis, asking what to do about it may be unwise. 20 20 Report online

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