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Documenting the Dark Side of Maternal Mental Health

by Danielle Steer –USA – Suicide is a common postpartum complication. When I first heard that 1 in 7 women suffer from a maternal mental health […]

Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Healthcare, Mental Health, Motherhood, Science & Technology

Kashmiri War Mothers Find Ways to Grieve

by Shazia Yousuf –Indian-administered Kashmir– When I met Taja Begum in the winter of 2009, I could tell she was dying soon. Taja, 75, was skin […]

Feature Articles, Gender Discrimination, India, Kashmir, Mental Health, Motherhood, Political Prisoners, Social Justice, South Asia, The World, War & Conflict

Giving Young Irish People Hope

by Lucy Fitzgerald -Ireland- May was Mental Health Awareness month in Ireland. Key television ad campaigns encouraged those suffering from depression to reach out for help […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Ireland, Mental Health, Politics & Democracy

Financial Crisis and Domestic Violence – The Case of Greece

by Foteini Svarna –Greece– I am shocked to see my good friend – an interior designer – with a nasty bruise on her face. “My husband […]

Business & Economy, Domestic Violence, Feature Articles, Greece, Human Rights, Mental Health, Poverty, Violence Against Women

Female Perspectives on Ending Sexual Violence: Overcoming Rape-Related PTSD

by Stephanie Koehler USA Stephanie Koehler is a journalist and photographer residing in California. She is also an advocate for the Rape Crisis Center. The goal […]

Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Mental Health, PTSD, Sexual Violence, Social Change, Violence Against Women

Female Perspectives on Ending Sexual Violence: Breaking the Silence

by Stephanie Koehler –USA– Stephanie Koehler is a journalist and photographer residing in California. She also is an advocate for the Rape Crisis Center. The vision […]

Arts & Culture, Domestic Violence, Feature Articles, Feminism, Human Rights, Mental Health, PTSD, Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence

Hell and Back Again Brings Home The Psychological Devastation of War

by Alexandra Marie Daniels –USA– This week marks the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. For most of us, this is a relatively insignificant fact […]

Afghanistan, Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Mental Health, Soldiers, United States, War & Conflict

Living in the Homes of Strangers: Foster Care Reform Should Focus on Family

by Michelle Chen – USA – After spending years living in the homes of strangers, Andreah Moyer finally found her way back to her grandfather at […]

Addiction, Adoption, Family, Feature Articles, Laws & Legislation, Mental Health, Politics & Democracy, United States

Exploring the Edge: Young Couple Brings the Rita Project and Birth Write to Los Angeles

by Sarah McGowan Features & Photo Editor, The WIP – USA – Recently relocated to Los Angeles, artists Kim Strouse and Joseph Michael Lopez are no […]

Abortion, Activism, Art, Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Los Angeles, Mental Health, Photography, United States

Healing Hands for the Forgotten War in Bosnia: Volunteer Therapists Treat the Scars of War One Person at a Time

by D-L Nelson – France – Old wars are usually forgotten as soon as new wars make headlines. The war fought in Bosnia between March 1992 […]

Bosnia, Disease & Illness, Feature Articles, Mental Health, The World, War & Conflict

From Homeless Advocates to Nearly Homeless: How LA County Mental Health may be contributing to the homeless population it struggles to serve

by Sarah McGowan Features & Photo Editor, The WIP – USA – Denise and Esteban, both in their early 50’s, moved into my apartment building eight […]

Feature Articles, Housing, Los Angeles, Mental Health, The WIP Editorial, The World