Publications

Dr. White has written in a wide variety of media, both in the academic and public space. She has authored books, magazine features, journal articles, op/eds, book reviews, blogs and poetry. A sample of her writings can be found below.

BOOKS

Preventing Bipolar Relapse: A lifestyle program to help you maintain balanced moods and live well (New Harbinger, 2014) is a science-based lifestyle program that focuses on Sleep, Nutrition, Activity and People (SNAP) to reduce the likelihood, frequency and intensity of manic, depressive or mixed episodes of bipolar disorder. The knowledge and strategies in the book help the reader develop: 1. good sleep hygiene; 2. healthy eating habits that promote mental health; 3. a program of physical activity; and, 4. healthy and supportive interpersonal relationships.

Bipolar 101: A practical guide to identifying triggers, managing medications, coping with symptoms and more (New Harbinger, 2009) is a straightforward guide to understanding bipolar disorder. Authored by both a psychologist and a mental health expert who has bipolar disorder herself, this pocket guide is the only book on bipolar disorder you’ll ever need. The book covers all the main aspects of bipolar disorder including depression and mania and addresses strategies for intervention, and prevention of symptoms, including medication, sleep, exercise, nutrition and interpersonal relationships.  

Global Case Studies in Maternal and Child Health (Jones & Bartlett, 2012) was written for students in public health, medical, and allied health professions, this text develops critical and analytical thinking skills through real-life practice models. The book brings to life ethical, theoretical and conceptual ideas discussed in primary texts, through the analysis of lived stories of maternal and child health programs in countries around the world, including Brazil, Nepal, New Zealand, Haiti, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala, Uganda, among others. 

BLOGS

Culture in Mind: Mental health, culture, and ethnicity (PsychologyToday.com)

Provoking Policy

Bipolar 101

Other Blog posts

‘So what if I’m crazy?’ Black Voices, Huffington Post, August 15, 2011

SELECTED PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES

White, R.C., & Camacho-Carr, K. (2007) Maama Omwaana: Community-based strategies for increasing utilization of maternity services in Njeru, Uganda. African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 1(1), 14-19.

White, R. C., & Carr, R. (2005). Homosexuality and HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination in Jamaica. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 7(4), 347-359.

BOOK CHAPTERS

White, R. C. (2008). Finding my mind. In S. Hinshaw, Breaking the Silence: Mental health professionals share their personal and family stories of mental illness. New York: Oxford University, p.44-69.

White, R. C., & Gerke, D. (2007). Gendered experiences of sexuality-based discrimination in Jamaica. In M.V.L. Badgett and J. Frank, Sexual Orientation Discrimination: An international perspective, New York: Routledge, p. 153-163.

MAGAZINE FEATURES

Giving that makes a difference. Seattle’s Child, December 2006, p.18-19.

Making every mother and child count. Seattle’s Child. Vol 27, 2 (May 2006: Cover), p.14-17.

Parents turn anger into advocacy. Seattle’s Child. Vol 26, 12 (March 2006: Cover), p.12-14, 16.

SELECTED EDITORIALS/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Asylum to gay Jamaicans in the USA, The Economist, October 25, 2014 (Scroll down the page)

Gay rights are human rights. Letter to the Editor. The Gleaner. Jamaica. May 27, 2014

Lucy is right, it was a compliment, Letter to the Editor. Financial Times, March 6, 2013

Hunger in a land of plenty. Editorial. ParentMap.com, November 2007

Health care for children: A right or a privilege? Editorial. Parent Map, November 2007

Family values platform not reflected in policy. Letters to the Editor. Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Oct 2, 2007

I am not a scary person. Editorial. Seattle Times, October 26, 2006

Stamping out ignorance. Letter to the Editor. Black Enterprise, July 2006