SOCIAL JUSTICE IN MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH LAB
Research to Address Health Inequities in the Lives of Individuals Living with Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders
What do we do?
Our research aims to identify and address health inequities experienced by individuals living with mental illness and substance use disorders
Although our lab is based at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada, we represent a collaboration of international researchers, trainees and graduate students working on projects led by Dr. Carrie Anne Marshall, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University. Together, our collective research is focused on social disparities that individuals living with mental illness and substance use disorders experience far too often - poverty, homelessness and precarious housing, unemployment and precarious employment, and social exclusion. Through our research, we aim to bring these social disparities to light, identify relationships between inequity and mental health, and design solutions alongside individuals with lived experience to facilitate social change.
"The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life."