Mad in Asia Pacific is an online platform whose primary mission is to contribute to changing the narrative about madness and mental distress. We hope to showcase narratives that are contextually relevant for the Asia region that focus on the inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities as well as challenge the dominance of western biomedical psychiatry and clinical psychology. Led by persons with psychosocial disabilities from Asian countries and in collaboration with our allies including cross disability activists, mental health workers, academics, social justice campaigners, family and community members, Mad in Asia hopes to be a space for negotiating and nurturing such narratives. We welcome everyone interested in joining this online community for change.


Mad in Asia Pacific is owned by TCI Asia Pacific and is brought to you by TCI Asia Pacific in partnership with Mad in America. Our values are in sync with TCI Asia’s focus on inclusion and the realization of the UNCRPD in its entire and true spirit. We have fiscal support from International Disability Alliance.


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