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 was first published on Mad in America here. *** In this episode, we interview Dr. Melissa Raven, who is a psychiatric epidemiologist,...

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 with disabilities within their community. From creating spaces for alternate ways of recovery, using traditional methods of healing to stressing...

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 of people with disabilities within their community. From creating spaces for alternate ways of recovery, using traditional methods of healing...

Comedy, Activism, Disability and Mental Health: In Conversation with Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi's picture while speaking into a mic, with a banner of Rising Flame in the backgroun.
Nidhi Goyal is a Mumbai-based disability rights activist and stand-up comedian. She is the founder and director of an NGO called Rising Flame. She sits on several boards and committees including that of national Human Rights Commission India, FICCI, UN Women New...

Making Inclusion a Reality: Interview Series (Part IV)

Moving away from the biomedical and institutionalisation model, persons with psychosocial disabilities everywhere have demonstrated that there are better alternatives to inclusion of people with disabilities within their community. From creating spaces for alternate ways of recovery, using traditional methods of healing...

Young People’s Mental Health, Lived Experience and Alternate Knowledge

Colourful patchwork illustration with the title 'Jugaad' on top, portraits of four young people and a dog, standing over the patchwork quilt with patches that say 'Laughter', 'Resilience', 'Care' and 'Love'.
Adishi Gupta of Mad in Asia Pacific in conversation with the 'Jugaad' book team At the Weaving Our Voices conference earlier this year, I met a group of young authors talking about their mental health struggles and needs,...

An Interview With Stephen Gillatt, the author of Mad, Sad, Dysfunctional Dad

Jhilmil Breckenridge of Mad in Asia Pacific spoke with Stephen Gillatt about the issues of mental health and men and how society does not allow vulnerability in men. Stephen has recently written a mental health memoir as he wants to get more...

Bringing Human Rights to Mental Health Care

Photograph of Dainius Puras against a blurry background.
This article was originally published on Mad in America on May 27, 2020, and is written by Ana Florence. It can be accessed here. MIA's Ana Florence interviews United Nations Special Rapporteur Dainius Pūras about...

Peter Kinderman – Why We Need a Revolution in Mental Health Care

Prof. Peter Kinderman
This piece has been written by James Moore and was first published by Mad in the UK on September 28, 2019 and can be accessed here. This week on MIA Radio, we chat with Professor Peter Kinderman. Peter is Professor of...

Alagille Syndrome, Medical Trauma and Mental Health: In Conversation with Shambhavi Ravishankar

Shambhavi Ravishankar's headshot against a black background.
Having grown up in India with a rare disease known as Alagille Syndrome, Shambhavi’s commitment to fighting for the rights of persons living with rare diseases led her to study law.  Shambhavi Ravishankar is a Felix Scholar and lawyer, qualified...