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Side Effects of Living: An Anthology of Voices on Mental Health-...

Explicitly curated as a collection of “real stories by real people, not just creative writing or poetry about pain” (p. vii), Side...

Invisible Disabilities, Invisible Pain? Living with Bipolar Disorder and Fibromyalgia

Imagine this: You spend ten hours in bed struggling to fall asleep but still find no respite. You wake up tired and...

Dear Mumma, I Am Not A Bad Girl!

Editors' Note: Namrata writes on her journey to healing from narcissistic parenting. Everyone is unique and her method of healing may not...

The Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit and the Lancet Commission: Some...

As usual I felt underdressed as I stepped into County Hall in London for the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit, on October 9-10th 2018....

Alzheimer’s, Amma and I

One November day, Amma locked the house and went out. There was nothing strange in this as this was something that she...

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.

Male Suicide, Vulnerability & Grief: Book review of Anthology Eighty Four,...

84 men in the UK take their own lives every week. These numbers are similar all over the world. For instance, according to...

The Gift of Unknowing: Why Heterogeneous Narratives are Important

Author’s Note: I draw from an idea put forth by Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who speaks of the dangers of a single story....

Theatre of the Oppressed as a tool for Mental Health Advocacy

The theatre of the oppressed is a kind of theatre where the members of an audience participate onstage and take an active...

Finding the Light Through Poetry

In 2015, I did an unusual thing — I signed up for an MA in Creative Writing. Middle aged women, especially Indian...