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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...

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...

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 the UK and can be accessed here:  *** MEDIA RELEASE: Hearing Voices Network England 6.12.2018 A RALLYING CALL TO MAKE BOLD AND AMBITIOUS...

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 →      

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'...

Mutual Support in an Age of Social Distancing

This article was originally published on Mad in America on March 23, 2020 and is written by Leah Harris. It can be accessed here. Connection, whether one-on-one or in groups, is at the heart of peer support. In...

Disability and Decolonial Studies Disrupt the Medical Model

This piece has been written by Zenobia Morrill and was first published on Mad in America on August 16, 2019 and can be accessed here. A new paper challenges concepts used in the mental health field that view people through...

Peer Support in Asia: JNGMDP and TCI Asia Meeting in Japan

On November 22-23, 2017, the Japan National Group of Mentally Disabled People (JNGMDP) hosted a TCI Asia plenary to discuss the current practice and the future of peer support in the region. The meeting was supported by the Open Society Foundation, International Disability Alliance, Japan Disability...

“Feeling Not Seen, Not Heard, Not Understood”

Note: This long read essay is a result of a survey and study undertaken by the writers on unpacking loneliness in Indian cities and the kinds of responses it might require. It also contains a podcast on the connections between loneliness and...

The Forgotten People

Documentary photo of a person locked up and sitting in a corner of a dark room, with a dirty floor, seen through bars.
Only last year, Mad in Asia Pacific ran Yeni Rosa Damayanti’s photo-essay on the horrific conditions the mentally ill in Indonesia had been abandoned in during and after the 2018 earthquake and tsunami that struck Central Sulawesi. Damayanti, a lead TCI Asia...