Henrique Campagnollo Dávila Fernandes; Valeska Zanello
MENTAL HEALTH IN INDIGENOUS CONTEXTS: SCARCITY OF BRAZILIAN RESEARCHES, INVISBILITY OF DIFFERENCES
Marianna Queiróz Batista; Valeska Zanello
ABSTRACT- This study aimed to conduct a survey of articles produced on the topic mental health in indigenous contexts between the years 1999 and 2012 in the main Brazilian scientific platforms (SciELO and BVS-PSI). Three groups of descriptors were used, totaling 62 searches, which found 5510 results. Of these, only 14 articles remained after analysis. Data was collected on the distribution by year of publication, subject and object of research, ethnicity and geographic region covered, participation or not of psychology professionals in the study, among others. Also, we assessed whether the concepts of mental health and indigenous were or not problematized, taking into account the alterity and cultural diversity of these people. It was concluded that the researches are incipient and lack on epistemological reflection to support the complexity of this intercultural dialogue, which discusses knowledge arising from references that are originally so distinct.
VIDEO TEDx with subtitle in ENGLISH: “Why we swear men and women in a differente way?”
“Psychology and feminisms”
Chapiter: Mental health, women and conjugality (Valeska Zanello)
Insanity and culture: an approach to the gender relations in the
speeches of psychiatrized patients (Valeska Zanello & Bruna Bukowitz)
Mental Health, gender and structural violence (Valeska Zanello & René Marc Silva)
Swearing and gender relations (Valeska Zanello & Ana Carolina Romero)
Swear words among homosexuals: transgression of heteronormativity or replication of gender values? (Felipe Baére; Valeska Zanello; Ana CArolina Romero)
Love (and woman): an (im)possible conversation between Clarice Lispector and Sartre (Valeska Zanello)
Los insultos entre homosexuales: ¿la transgresión de la heteronormatividad o la duplicación de valores de género? (Felipe Baére; Valeska Zanello & Ana Carolina Romero)
Mental Health, Gender and Elderly in The Nursing Home
Valeska Zanello; Livia Campos; Guilherme Henderson
The scope of the present study is to investigate how aging is experienced in a gendered way, by men and women in a nursing home and its relation to mental health. 18 interviews, using a semi-structured questionnaire (9 with men, 9 with women) were performed. The analysis of the speeches showed how gender relations underpin the experiences of the institutionalized elderly (women and men), implying important differences and specificities of psychological distress. The results suggest the importance of taking into account the values of gender in the formulation of public policies on mental health for this population.
Key words: mental health; elderly; gender relations
Gender and mental health: gendered facets of psychological suffering
Valeska Zanello; Gabriela Fiuza; Humberto Costa
From the contributions of the study of Zanello and Bukowitz (2011) on the participation of gender values and ideals present in psychological suffering of patients in crisis in a psychiatric hospital, the present study aimed to investigate the aspects of this participation in users of a Psychosocial Care Center in Brasilia. From the content analysis of 15 semi-structured interviews the results suggest that the experience of mental illness is gendered and puts in check in distinct ways men and women under mental health treatment: the women’s speech is particularly marked by suffering for not being able to parent and take care of household chores, as well as a place of silencing; in the men’s speech the suffering for not being able to work and provide for the family prevailed, in addition to the importance and difficulty in maintaining an hegemonic male sexuality of “womanizer”.
Key words: mental health; gender; psychic suffering; madness; CAPS