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

Film Talanoa in Hawaii

To coincide with the launch of the film at the Hawaii International Film Festival this talanoa was organised in collaboration between Brigham Young University and the Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of Hawaii. There were 35 participants. 1.16 First Question- Tēvita O. Ka’ili Associate Professor of International Cultural Studies and Cultural Anthropology-Chair of… 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