WHO Screening-Culture and Mental Health

  Introduction-  Mark Van Ommeren-WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Use ‘The culture and context is really important in mental health.’ 3.04 Dévora Kestel -Director, WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Use ‘How can learning things done in a different way will enrich the way we do our own practice? ‘ 7.06 Introduction… Read More

Official Selection at LIDF, GIIFF, GIEFF & RPFF

We are proud to announce that the Healer and the Psychiatrist is in the Official Selection of the London International Documentary Film Festival, Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival, Riga Pasaules Film Festival and the German International Ethnographic Film Festival. They represent diverse documentary film making styles including  ethnographic, anthropological and indigenous film. For further information… Read More

Futa Helu’s After Dinner Speech: Tevolo and the Complexity of the Mind

The Tongan Medical Association: 56th Annual Medical Conference (1998)  This short analysis had to be cut because of length from my recent article on Dr Mapa Puloka in Transcultural Psychiatry. To approach a theorization of the diversity of public reception to Dr Puloka’s strategies, I examine the only extensive challenge to Psychiatry made by the… Read More