British Sikh Report On Mental Health 2018: Thoughts And Critique | Sikh Philosophy Network
  • Welcome to all New Sikh Philosophy Network Forums!
    Explore Sikh Sikhi Sikhism...
    Sign up Log in

British Sikh Report On Mental Health 2018: Thoughts And Critique

Does the British Sikh Mental Health report accurately represent gurbani and mental health?

  • Yes

  • No

  • It is accurate in places but doesn't provide the whole perspective


Results are only viewable after voting.

Harre

SPNer
Apr 27, 2018
2
1
33
UK
Please read the latest report on British Sikhs and Mental Health:

http://www.britishsikhreport.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/British-Sikh-Report-2018.pdf

It would be great to discuss this report, how it represents sikhi and spiritual perspectives on mental health and depression.

What does the report do well? (It's started a conversation and provided evidence, however tenuous that may be, really should provide transparency around the methodology for us to judge fairly).

Does the report fairly represent gurbani and it's guidance in matters of mental health? Is such a thing possible given the breadth of Gurbani and metaphysical nuance?

Some have criticised the report for demonising sikhi the religion vs attributing factors to sikhi as an ethnoculturalal group i.e. punjabi, or recognising the violence of colinialism and such constructs for gender, families, careers etc. in promoting mental health issues.

How do you feel about the use of drugs for treating mental health? Is characterising depression as a chemical imbalance in the brain compatible with understanding depression from a sikh perspective and treating it with nitnem (as the report suggests sikhi advocates)?

Please feel free to add your own questions

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Shabad Vichaar by SPN'ers

Ang 690 - Har Jeeo Kirapaa Karae Thaa Naam Dhhiaaeeai Jeeo | ਹਰਿ ਜੀਉ ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾ ਕਰੇ ਤਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਈਐ ਜੀਉ

This shabad uses the word ਜੀਉ frequently, it is written as if Guru Ram Das is talking to a friend...

SPN on Facebook

...
Top