Monday, March 25, 2019

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 was first published in Mad in America and be viewed here → *** Increasingly, it is becoming fashionable for mental health agencies and...

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 viewed here.  *** There are common themes among the thousands of psychiatric survivors I’ve known, worked alongside and consulted with over the...

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 interviews Dr. Derek Summerfield . The original post can be viewed here on Mad in America. *** This week, MIA Radio presents the fourth in a...

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 medicalization in the global "mental health" movement. The following interview is part of Mad in America's podcast on global mental health,...

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 interview in this series, click here. This week Mad in America speaks to our very own, Jhilmil Breckenridge and Dr. Bhargavi Davar....

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 between the two countries that have now joined forces to work together for developing civil and commercial sectors. For more, click...

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,...

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. Signed by around 150 mental health campaigners and organisations from 25 countries, including Mad in Asia Pacific, TCI Asia Pacific...

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 and its championing of the bio-medical model. Dr. Thomas is the author of Psychiatry in Context: Experience, Meaning & Communities. Read Dr. Thomas'...

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 the UK's full coverage on the matter: Read the Full text of the Article here →