The social determinants of mental health and disorder: Evidence, prevention and recommendations

People exposed to more unfavourable social circumstances are more vulnerable to poor mental health over their life course, in ways that are often determined by structural factors which generate and perpetuate intergenerational cycles of disadvantage and poor health. Addressing these challenges is an imperative matter of social justice. In this paper we provide a roadmap […]

Paved with good intentions: How our systems intersect to create health disparities for multiply marginalized youth

Background Youth who hold multiply marginalized identities often experience barriers in accessing care following psychiatric hospitalization Methodology The following commentary piece shares a case amalgamation from a multidisciplinary gender clinic in a tertiary care children’s hospital which illustrates the myriad of ways that our current mental healthcare systems fail to connect youth efficiently and effectively […]

Intersectionality, social support, and youth suicidality: A socioecological approach to prevention

Objective This study examined the relationship between social support and suicidality among youth from a public health perspective by using (1) a socioecological framework and (2) an intersectional approach to social identity. Methods Secondary analysis of cross-sectional survey data (N = 5058) involved means comparisons and a series of standard and hierarchical regression analyses. Results Youth with […]

Barriers to physical activity for father’s living in marginalising conditions

Physical activity can be a conduit for improving men’s social connectedness as well as physical gains for well-being. However, marginalised men, and fathers in particular, can be challenged to engage in leisure time physical activity. This qualitative study reports how fathers, who experience complex and significant social and health inequities, conceptualise and experience barriers to […]

African Americans’ diminished returns of parental education on adolescents’ depression and suicide in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study

To investigate racial and ethnic differences in the protective effects of parental education and marital status against adolescents’ depressed mood and suicidal attempts in the U.S. As proposed by the Marginalization-related Diminished Returns (MDRs), parental education generates fewer tangible outcomes for non-White compared to White families. Our existing knowledge is very limited regarding diminished returns […]