Articles by Sara Ardila-Gómez

EV 2014, National University of Lanús, University of Buenos Aires.

Mental Health in the Workplace: For too many people a contradictio in terminis in our (late-)capitalist world?

Posted in articles by and on October 11, 2017

Every year, the World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October 10th. This year’s theme is Mental Health in the Workplace. The WHO acknowledges that an adverse working environment can lead to negative mental and physical outcomes, while also highlighting depression and anxiety as conditions that hamper productivity (with a … Read more »

Scientists: The future of Argentina?

Posted in articles by on December 23, 2016

One year ago Argentina voted for a change in government. After 12 years of Kirchnerism, 51% of the population voted for “the change”. The reasons for this are complex and diverse, but what can’t be denied is that the current president won the election with a mix of promises of … Read more »

Scientists: a new political (f)actor in Argentina

Posted in articles by on November 6, 2015

On November 22 the Argentinian people will elect their next president. The dispute is between Daniel Scioli, the candidate from the current government, and Mauricio Macri, the former major of Buenos Aires city who represents the opposition. The election has created great expectations, anxiety and even fear, not only among … Read more »

Cambalache

Posted in articles by on March 17, 2015

Cambalache is the name of one of the most famous tango songs ever, composed during the world economic crisis in the 30s. A cambalache is a shop in which it is possible to buy almost anything and products are exposed in a rather chaotic way. The term is often used … Read more »

When you are not the minority anymore in the global health community: has the time for mental health finally come?

Posted in articles by on January 9, 2015

Mental health workers and activists have complained for many years about the marginal place of mental health on the public health agenda. Mental health has tended to be neglected among public health priorities and when included, it was more for rhetorical than factual reasons. But 2015 starts with two major … Read more »