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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 →      

Learning a Different Way: An Interview with Maori Psychiatrist Diana Kopua

This piece has been written by Dr. Ayurdhi Dar, and was first published on Mad in America on July 18, 2019 and can be accessed here. Diana Kopua’s life resembles the stories she uses in...

Pathogenic Societies and Collective Madness: A Critical Look at Normalcy

This post was originally published on Mad in the UK and can be accessed here. Although experiences diagnosed as mental disorders undoubtedly have biological correlates, their nature goes beyond the body involving social, cultural, and psychological dimensions....

Dehumanization Linked to Poorer Mental and Physical Health

This piece has been written by Micah Ingle and was first published by Mad in America on November 15, 2019, and can be accessed here. A recent study published in the Review of General Psychology surveys existing research on the nature and...

Unveiling TCI Asia Pacific’s Yearly Global Campaign #WhatWeNeed 2020

TCI-Asia Pacific is an organisation of users and survivors of psychiatry, persons with mad identities, identity diversities and psychosocial disabilities from the Asia Pacific regions. TCI runs a global social media campaign every year called #WhatWENeed, which provides...

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...