Jan Birchfield is an expert on leadership, psychology and meditation. She recently launched a retreat center in Taos, New Mexico, offering guided meditation and assistance building a spiritual community. Arrange an interview through the contact form on her website.
Theodora Hawksley is a millennial Catholic nun based in London. She helps with social and environmental programming at the London Jesuit Centre.
Lisa Vig serves as a gambling addiction counselor for Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota.
Grace Barnes is a senior research scientist emeritus at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. She studies alcohol use, gambling behaviors and family issues.
This edition explores how the relationship between religious leaders and mental health experts has changed in recent years.
Milesh Hamlai helped increase access to and use of medical treatments for mental illness in Ahmedabad, India, by creating the Dava and Dua Program, which seeks to bridge the gap between modern medicine and faith healing.
Carlos Eduardo Amaral is a professor of collective health at the University of Campinas in Brazil. He has studied how patients access mental health care in Brazil, which includes seeking faith healing or speaking with a religious leader.
Mark van Ommeren studies how traumatic experiences affect mental wellness for the World Health Organization.
Ricardo Araya directs the Centre for Global Mental Health at King’s College London. He specializes in developing affordable treatments to mental disorders and implementing them in resource-poor countries.