Iatrogenic Effects of Neuroleptics: An Introduction to Peter Lehmann’s Work

With globalising psychiatry and medicalisation of social deprivation in the Asia-Pacific region, psychiatric drugs continue to be prescribed to people without enough information about their side effects. This increasingly leaves them and their caregivers in the lurch about withdrawing from them...

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...

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

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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...

The Forgotten People

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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...

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...

UN Report: Involuntary Psychiatric Interventions “May Well Amount to Torture”

This article was originally written by Tina Minkowitz for Mad in America on March 5, 2020 and can be accessed here. In a new report, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture writes that "Involuntary psychiatric interventions...

Advisory Issued by the Korean Association for Mental Illness for Coronavirus

In light of the widespread outbreak of Coronavirus over the past few months, the Korean Association for Mental Illness issued a warning statement for psychiatric hospitals on February 25, 2020. Korean Association for Mental Illness made a statement...

Almost All Patients in South Korean Psychiatric Ward Have Virus

This post was originally written by Kanga Kong for Bloomberg on February 22, 2020 and can be accessed here. Almost all patients at a psychiatric ward of a South Korean hospital tested positive for the coronavirus, with local reports...

#WhatWENeed Campaign (2019)

Inclusion Within Development A call from TCI Asia Pacific This post was originally published on the #WhatWENeed Campaign official website on October 20, 2019. Transforming Communities for...

COUNTRY REPORT: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka signed the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2016. The Sri Lankan OPDs (Organizations of Persons with Disabilities) have since risen to the occasion with strong advocacy for implementation of laws and policies. However, the right to non-discrimination...