SOCIAL JUSTICE IN MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH LAB
Research to Address Social Inequality in Lives of Individuals Living with Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders
SOCIAL JUSTICE IN MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH LAB AT A GLANCE
Our research aims to identify and address social inequalities 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 body of 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, joblessness and precarious employment, and social exclusion. Through our research, we aim to bring these social disparities to light, identify relationships between social disparities and mental health, and design solutions alongside individuals with lived experience to facilitate social change.
Addressing Social Inequality for Individuals Living with Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders
We are a team of international researchers, trainees and graduate students exploring social disparities experienced by individuals living with mental illness and substance use disorders in high-income countries. We conduct qualitative, mixed-methods and participatory research aimed at identifying and addressing these social disparities in the interest of improving mental well-being for all.
"The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life."