Monday, March 25, 2019

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BLOGS

Ableism- What has capitalism got to do with it?

Of late, I keep hearing the term, struggle porn. It is similar to disability porn where people with disabilities are often shown...

Patriarchal Honour & Mental Health

I have been on a life-long search to understand the true concept of ‘izzat’. Literally translated, ‘izzat’ is defined as honour; but this term...

Memories of a City

After the Second World War, the British became unable to sustain their rule over the Indian subcontinent and arrived at a hurried solution to making...

The Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit and the Lancet Commission: Some...

As usual I felt underdressed as I stepped into County Hall in London for the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit, on October 9-10th 2018....

Mad in Asia: Towards Multiple Narratives for Inclusion

An international movement demonstrating the need for change in how we understand emotional and psychological distress – predominantly as medicalised and individualised problems –...

Mad in the Philippines

In 2001, I interviewed Emma, a 43 year old woman I had met two years earlier during a relief operation we conducted after a...

Mental Health Recovery is a Social Justice Issue

She was admitted to the hospital several times in Hong Kong. Officially the admissions were recorded as ‘voluntary’. Yet some of the times she...

Digital Spaces in Pakistan as Alternative Care Communities

Mad in Asia’s editorial intern, Momina Masood, talks to Noor ul Huda Niazi, an administrator of a WhatsApp self-help group, about the possibilities and...

ARTWORK

The Public Prescription Series by Sonaksha Iyengar | (Part-II)

This is Part 2 of the Public Prescription Series, containing illustrations and typography by Sonaksha Iyengar, in which she looks at the advice that persons who exhibit emotional and/or mental distress are often subject to.

The Public Prescription Series by Sonaksha Iyengar | (Part I)

In the coming weeks, Mad in Asia Pacific will be running a Public Prescription series showcasing Sonaksha's important and timely work around highlighting the impact that people's unsolicited and uniformed advice can have on a person already having mental health issues.

Sophie Cheung: Transforming Worlds through Art & Writing

When Sophie was 13, she started hearing voices and received a diagnosis of having “schizophrenia”. This was around the same time that the British...

VIDEOS

Making Inclusion a Reality: Interview Series (Part III)

Moving away from the biomedical and institutionalisation model, persons with psychosocial disabilities everywhere have demonstrated that there are better alternatives to inclusion...

Making Inclusion a Reality: Interview Series (Part II)

Moving away from the biomedical and institutionalisation model, persons with psychosocial disabilities everywhere have demonstrated that there are better alternatives to inclusion...

Making Inclusion a Reality: Interview Series (Part I)

Moving away from the biomedical and institutionalisation model, persons with psychosocial disabilities everywhere have demonstrated that there are better alternatives to inclusion of people...

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