In the initial issue of the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Bulletin, scholars from around the world look at international mental health in all its dimensions. From Kabul, Naysan Adlparvar discusses nuances of power in poverty assessment for developing an Afghan national policy, while Yuyun Wahyuningrum — in her examination of the portrayal of human trafficking in US State Department reports — discusses the cultural pathology of imperialism in countries deformed by the colonial process. Co-editor of the Bulletin, Keylee Marineau, remarks on how white privilege affects international relief work, and Derek Summerfield explores validity as a test of the authenticity with which a research method captures the domain it is investigating.
The Bulletin itself is a joint project of Keylee Marineau and Janaka Jayawickrama, an associate scholar of the Center for World Indigenous Studies.
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