The Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture (SSPC) is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary organization devoted to furthering research, clinical care & education in cultural aspects of mental health & illness.
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Dr. Ronald Wintrob’s Passing
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
It is with great sadness to inform you that Dr. Ronald Wintrob had passed away. Dr. Wintrob had been a seminal pioneer in cultural psychiatry and the founder of SSPC, serving as president for many years. We were all delighted that he presented at our conference last year, sharing the historical background of SSPC, celebrating the SSPC’s 40th anniversary with us, while inspiring us all about our future directions. He had mentored generations of cultural psychiatrists and founded many key international organizations on cultural psychiatry. His leadership, passion, and generosity had touched and inspired us all. He will be greatly missed. Deepest condolences to his family and friends on behalf of the board and the members of SSPC.
Dr. Kenneth Fung
SSPC Champions Social Justice
In recognition of the urgent and critical need to address racism and its impact on health, the SSPC is endorsing and supporting the following statements:
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) statement on police brutality and racism in America and their impact on health:
A Call to Action on Racism and Social Justice in Mental Health, joining 388 Organizations and Individuals: