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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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'...

New report published by the UN Special rapporteur on health says relationships and social justice are main determinants of mental health

On the 24th of June, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Dr. Dainius Pūras, presented a report examining the multiple ways in which human rights intersect with the determinants of mental health and well-being. The report argues that policy...

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...

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...