Friday, January 24, 2020

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...

Join the #WhatWENeed Campaign!

#WhatWENeed Full CRPD Compliance on the Inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities    TCI Asia Pacific (TCI AP) is launching a social media campaign in partnership with dozens of individuals and organizations worldwide, to have the voices of persons with psychosocial disabilities amplified during the International Mental...

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...

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...

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...

Collective Action Can Lead to Empowerment and Strengthened Relationships

This piece has been written by Micah Ingle and was first published by Mad in America on November 1, 2019 and can be accessed here. A recent study published in the Journal of Social and Political Psychology examines how involvement in collective political...

IN PICTURES: Indonesian Mental Health Association Investigation in Central Sulawesi.

This piece, written by Yeni Rosa Damayanti of the Indonesian Mental Health Association, explores the condition of people with psychosocial disability who live in confinement or shackling, during and post disasters in Central Sulawesi. The protection of those...

From ‘user survivor’ to ‘person with psychosocial disability’: Why we are ‘TCI Asia’

Around 25 of 'us' came together for a significant meeting in 2013, in Pune, from four Asian countries – Nepal, China, Philippines and India.* We were people without an identity, along with our allies from the cross disability movement and other unidentified ‘supporters’. 'Mad...

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...

“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...