Sep 26, 2022 Last Updated 2:22 AM, Sep 25, 2022

Health

Chasing a cure for beriberi

A long search for a cure for beriberi in Southeast Asia in the late nineteenth century was led by trial and a lot of error

Countering the information void to beat COVID-19

In the absence of reliable government information, citizens are stepping up to share local stories on COVID-19 and keep each other informed about the state of the pandemic

COVID-19 denial in Indonesia

Mixed messaging from government about COVID-19 has left rumours and competing narratives to fill the information void, fuelling mistrust

Endless stigma of HIV and COVID-19

HIV-related stigma and is making access to healthcare during the pandemic difficult

Sugar taxes save lives

Indonesia lags behind many countries in taxing high sugar drinks

An urgent mental health challenge

The demand for support for children with ASD is growing, but a lack of data and research means services remain woefully inadequate

Essay: Seeking solace in the midst of COVID-19

Book clubs and creative communities have headed online where they provide Jakartans with vital connections and solace during the pandemic

Culture vs consent

Distrust in doctors’ decision making around c-sections is a key cause of Papuans’ avoidance of hospitals

Model layanan kesehatan jiwa berfokus pada pemulihan untuk Indonesia?

Tim peneliti internasional memetakan arah perubahan

Mencegah bunuh diri tiruan

Advokat pencegahan bunuh diri dengan jurnalis dapat mengubah peliputan berita bunuh diri di Indonesia

Kesehatan mental di desa Banten

Memberdayakan masyarakat lokal merupakan kunci dalam meningkatkan kesehatan jiwa

Mental health over the internet?

Tele-mental health is a promising solution to Indonesia’s scarcity of qualified mental health professionals

Kesehatan jiwa melalui internet?

Tele-mental health sebagai solusi yang menjanjikan untuk terbatasnya jumlah ahli kesehatan mental di Indonesia

A day in the life of Bali’s miracle worker

Professor Suryani and her team are making a difference

After the earthquakes and tsunamis

Mental health and psychosocial support in the wake of disaster

Pastur-pastur, nenek dan skizofrenia

Pastur Kamilus menjadi panutan bagi pekerja sosial dalam upaya pembebasan korban pasung di Flores

Changing face of mental health

Awareness is spreading in Indonesia, but stigma and human rights breaches are still big problems

Perubahan wajah kesehatan jiwa di Indonesia

Kesadaran mengenai kesehatan jiwa semakin berkembang di Indonesia, namun stigma dan pelanggaran hak asasi manusia masih menjadi masalah besar

Heartbroken but hopeful, just

Indonesia’s Mental Health Law will have little impact without more regulatory support

More than medication

Cultural therapy and neurotherapy treat more than just the symptoms of poor mental health

Latest Articles

Review: Bali, 50 years of changes

Sep 25, 2022 - MARY ZURBUCHEN

Chasing a cure for beriberi

Sep 15, 2022 - NIA DELIANA

A long search for a cure for beriberi in Southeast Asia in the late nineteenth century was led by trial and a lot of error

Review: The candidate’s dilemma

Aug 23, 2022 - BURHANUDDIN MUHTADI

Review: 25 years of music activism

Aug 19, 2022 - JULIA WINTERFLOOD

For two decades Bali-based rock band Navicula’s mission has been to tackle some of the country’s biggest social and environmental ills

Essay: Divine rejeki! What a wonderful windfall

Aug 09, 2022 - NICHOLAS HERRIMAN, GREG ACCIAIOLI, MONIKA WINARNITA

How can you get rejeki? Like everything else about rejeki, the answer is something of a mystery.

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