Monday, January 20, 2020

On Recovery: Scaling the Wall of Fear

This piece has been written by Will Mather and was first published by Mad in America on January 2, 2020. It can be accessed here. In 2001, after suffering from malaria in Africa, I had my first nervous breakdown...

Survey for Voice Hearers

Editor's Note: We were contacted by Lorna Hogg from the UK who is looking for this information from voice hearing people, from all over the world. Do consider taking part! VIPS: Voice hearers’ Identity: Personal and SocialIf you hear...

Responding to Workplace Mistreatment and Bullying

man fighting with big hand
This piece has been written by Will Hall and was first published by Mad in America on October 31, 2019 and can be accessed here. Mainstream mental health approaches and psychiatry tend to create an us vs. them wall where...

Peter Kinderman – Why We Need a Revolution in Mental Health Care

Prof. Peter Kinderman
This piece has been written by James Moore and was first published by Mad in the UK on September 28, 2019 and can be accessed here. This week on MIA Radio, we chat with Professor Peter Kinderman. Peter is Professor of...

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 part in the drama. This form of theatre has a facilitator (the ‘joker’) who leads volunteers to create plays around...

Many students in Pakistan continue to hide behind their mental health labels – it is time to destigmatize them

I sat by the window in an empty classroom on a cold winter morning. Outside, children arranged in lines for the morning assembly. I didn’t want to be a part of the crowd, so I stayed back. As students shuffled back into their classrooms, the empty...

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...

An Interview With Stephen Gillatt, the author of Mad, Sad, Dysfunctional Dad

Jhilmil Breckenridge of Mad in Asia Pacific spoke with Stephen Gillatt about the issues of mental health and men and how society does not allow vulnerability in men. Stephen has recently written a mental health memoir as he wants to get more...