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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...

Global Mental Health: An Old System Wearing New Clothes

Mad in America is bringing forth a series of podcast interviews on the topic of the global "mental health" movement. To view the last...

Indonesia and Japan Sign Memorandum of Cooperation in Law and Human Right: ANTARA News

Recently the governments of Indonesia and Japan signed the Memorandum of Cooperation in Law and Human Right, a massive step forward in strengthening ties...

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

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....

The Global ‘Mental Health’ Movement – Cause For Concern: Mad in America

This week on Mad in America, a series of podcast interviews will be broadcast on the topic of the global 'mental health' movement. The following...

Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit – Open Letter

The National Survivor User Network (NSUN), England has released an open letter protesting the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit organised by the UK government....

Global Mental Health or Smoke and Mirrors: TCI Asia Pacific

On TCI Asia Pacific today, Dr. Philip Thomas writes about the #WhatWeNeed campaign and the widely-shared concerns brought up by the Global Mental Health Summit...

Millions at Risk From Antidepressant Withdrawal, New Review Concludes: Mad in the UK

A new study was recently published in the Journal of Addictive Behaviors which shows that antidepressant withdrawal can result in severe long-term effects. Here is Mad in...