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USAID Mental Health Position Paper

Feel free to read a position paper on mental health published by USAID in May 2024. It signals USAID’s commitment to advancing mental health around the world.,and%20Do%20No%20Harm%20practices.

Congratulations to Dr. John W Berry for Winning the IUPsyS Lifetime Career Award!

IUPsyS logoThe International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) has announced the 2024 IUPsyS Quadrennial Awards Winners. Dr. John W Berry of Canada, and a CPA Honorary Life Fellow, was awarded the Lifetime Career Award! This award honours distinguished and enduring lifetime contributions to international cooperation and advancement of knowledge in the field of psychological science.

Erinn C. Cameron, M.A., Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University

Women are disproportionately impacted by the adverse effects of climate change, with women’s intersecting identities exacerbating impact. Erinn Cameron’s research investigates the psychological consequences of climate change for women in Northern rural Ghana and pregnant women living with HIV in semi-urban Western Cape, South Africa. Her work focuses on common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and trauma in the context of water scarcity. She also assesses climate anxiety, environmental distress, coping mechanisms, adaptive strategies, and violence against women. For questions, or to learn more about the research, please visit: or