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...

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...

“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...

How Western Psychiatry Harms Alternative Understandings of Mental Health

Note: This article was first published on Mad in America on December 27, 2019 and can be accessed here. A recent article published in Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry examines the relationship between Global Mental Health (GMH) movements and more local...

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...

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...

Queerness and Madness in Taiwan: In Conversation with Taiwan Mad Alliance – Part 1

In this two-part series, Mad in Asia Pacific is in conversation with members of Taiwan Mad Alliance, namely, Shu Shu, Tien-Hsing Hao, Zhao Sheng Lin, Fyon.* We explored some of the issues faced by queer and mad people with...

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...