Health Inequalities

Institutional Racism and its impact on the Mentally Vulnerable

The intersection of mental health issues and racial discrimination creates a precarious situation for minority individuals. Institutional racism within the NHS and broader societal structures often leads to the criminalization of mentally vulnerable individuals from these communities. Instead of receiving appropriate mental health care, many find themselves navigating the criminal justice system, a pathway fraught with challenges and devoid of the necessary support.

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Unlocking Health Equity: A Global Resource Guide for Everyone

This comprehensive guide compiles free, accessible resources from around the globe, including the UK, Canada, Australia, and the USA, to empower you with knowledge and insights into health equity and inequalities. Dive into these resources to explore, learn, and contribute to the global conversation on creating a fairer, healthier world for all.

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Navigating the Crossroads of Ethics and Mental Health in Policing: A Philosophical Perspective

The intersection of mental health and law enforcement demands a nuanced ethical approach, one increasingly recognized in modern society. This blog post delves into the philosophical foundations essential for ethical mental health policing, outlining how law enforcement can effectively maintain public safety while addressing mental health crises with empathy and understanding.

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Understanding Health Equity and Health Inequalities

Health is a universal treasure, yet not everyone has equal access to this precious resource. Health equity and health inequalities are critical concepts that shed light on the disparities in healthcare access and outcomes among different populations. In this blog post, I'll dive into the basics of these concepts, unraveling their meaning, significance, and implications.

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Health Inequalities - Access to PTSD Care : The Fallout

Imagine a survivor of an international terrorist attack such as the 2017 Manchester Bombing being denied a PTSD assessment for 5 years by the NHS, despite there being detailed police records verifying the extreme trauma. However, NHS records dismiss the survivor's repeated pleas for help regarding the trauma. Despite suicide attempts, never once being referred for a PTSD assessment. . . It's almost hard to believe - Welcome to the world of Institutional Racism. Note: 2017 Manchester Bombings - 22 killed and 1,017 injured. Emergency services responded immediately. 2004 Asian Tsunami Koh Phi Phi Island over 700 died, with some reports as high as 1500. Several 1000 injured. Limited Emergency Services Response from the Thai military after 24 hours.

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