Sunday, October 20, 2019

Global Mental Health – Coloniality, Technology and Medicalization

New in Mad in America's ongoing podcast series, Dr. China Mills speaks on the Lancet's proposal, and shares her insights on the role of coloniality, technology, and medicalization in the global "mental health" movement. The following interview is part of Mad in America's podcast on global mental health,...

Global Mental Health: An Old System Wearing New Clothes

Mad in America is bringing forth a series of podcast interviews on the topic of the global "mental health" movement. To view the last interview in this series, click here. This week Mad in America speaks to our very own, Jhilmil Breckenridge and Dr. Bhargavi Davar....

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...

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

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. You would be lucky to get biscuits at most meetings about mental health in the UK, but the Summit was...

The Global ‘Mental Health’ Movement – Cause For Concern: Mad in America

This week on Mad in America, a series of podcast interviews will be broadcast on the topic of the global 'mental health' movement. The following was first published on Mad in America here. *** In this episode, we interview Dr. Melissa Raven, who is a psychiatric epidemiologist,...

Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit – Open Letter

The National Survivor User Network (NSUN), England has released an open letter protesting the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit organised by the UK government. Signed by around 150 mental health campaigners and organisations from 25 countries, including Mad in Asia Pacific, TCI Asia Pacific...

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'...

Millions at Risk From Antidepressant Withdrawal, New Review Concludes: Mad in the UK

A new study was recently published in the Journal of Addictive Behaviors which shows that antidepressant withdrawal can result in severe long-term effects. Here is Mad in the UK's full coverage on the matter: Read the Full text of the Article here →      

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...