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The role of culture in mental health

Culture teaches us how to suffer and, conversely, how to treat suffering in the collective and individual context of caring for the self, writes psychoanalyst Christian Dunker; read the article

Crown of thorns

Although painful as a thorn in the soul, we go through an experience that can be profoundly transformative.
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Back to the asylums? SUS resumes debate on psychiatric hospitals in Brazil

Measure is repudiated and seen as a major setback for mental health workers. Lumena Almeida, who has more than 30 years of experience in the SUS and was once the national secretary for Health Care, reflects on the topic