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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...

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...

An Alternative Review Of The Mental Health Act: Mad in the UK

Today Mad in the UK published a coverage of the Mental Health Act and alternative reports surrounding it. The following was first published in Mad in...

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...

Trauma Outside the Box: How the ‘Trauma-Informed’ Trend Falls Short: Mad in America

Clinical psychologist, Noel Hunter, writes about the "trauma-informed" approach in mental health practice and the inevitable harm such practice causes and perpetuates. The following...

Learning From Each Other As Psychiatric Survivors: Mad in America

Chaya Grossberg writes on the importance of community in seeking emancipation from psychiatry. Her essay was first published by Mad in America and can be...

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...

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...

Moving Global Mental Health “Outside Our Heads”: An interview with Dr. Derek Summerfield

As a part of Mad in America‘s ongoing podcast series on the "Global Mental Health" Movement, Justin Karter of the Mad in America team...

Global Mental Health – Coloniality, Technology and Medicalization

New in Mad in America's ongoing podcast series, Dr. China Mills speaks on the Lancet's proposal, and shares her insights on the role of coloniality, technology, and...