COVID-19 and Persons with Psychosocial Disabilities: A Joint Statement and Some Recommendations

The following concerned organisations have drafted a collective statement on the heightened risk that people living with psychosocial disabilities face amidst a pandemic like COVID-19.-Pan African Network of Persons with Psychosocial Disabilities-Redesfera Latinoamericana de la Diversidad Psicosocial-TCI Asia Pacific (Transforming Communities for...

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...

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...

Supporting a Collective and Unified Response towards the International Mental Health Week 2018

From the TCI Asia Desk#WhatWENeed is Full CRPD Compliance — A Campaign Report for the campaign period October-December’18  Transforming Communities for Inclusion Asia Pacific, a regional DPO in the Asia Pacific region, in partnership with IDA, has, since 2014, been advocating for...

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...

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...

“Let’s Not Go Overboard About ECT”

By Peter Breggin, MD This post was first published on Mad in America on March 3, 2019 and can be accessed here. In an internet email discussion among a large group of supposedly enlightened mental health...

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...

Felicitating the Special Rapporteur (Health), Dr. Danius Puras’ For His Final Report to the HRC (A/HRC/44/48)

Hand drawn illustrations of two raised fists on a brown board.
A Response Statement byTransforming Communities for Inclusion Asia Pacific (TCI Asia Pacific)Redesfera Latino Americana de la Diversidad PsicosocialPan African Network of Persons with Psychosocial Disabilities We, persons with psychosocial disabilities, users, ex-users, survivors and mad people from...

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'...