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Identity, Oppression, and the Culture of “The Mentally Ill”

This article was first published on Mad in America on August 4, 2020, here. A friend once described...
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Kindness in Context: Virtuous or Vacuous?

This article is written by Samantha Hartley and it originally appeared on her blog here. I was...

Art in a Pandemic: Journeying Towards Self Acceptance Through Art

Editors' note: Painting, for many of us, offers both a mode of expression beyond words, as well as a practice and process...
Oil painting from the early 19th century, showing a dark space crowded with many naked persons lit by a solitary high barred window, depicting a lunatic asylum

Remembering the Erwadi Holocaust: A Webinar

Trigger Warning: Brief description of graphic violence The 2001 Erwadi fire incident was commemorated this Thursday, the 6th...
Dainius Pūras, Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health present his report after his missions to Armenia and Indonesia at the 38th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council. 18 June 2018. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

No Mental Health Without Human Rights

Since the last few months, the world has been witnessing increasingly challenging times on various fronts, triggered in part by the...

Country Report – Malaysia

In December 2019, I attended a wonderful conference organised by Mental Illness Awareness and Support Association, MIASA. It is a Mental...
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Talking Back to Conversion Culture in Indian Psy-Circles

Author’s note: This article is a tribute to the spirit of resistance that Pride Month is supposed to embody. Like the brick...
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Alagille Syndrome, Medical Trauma and Mental Health: In Conversation with Shambhavi...

Having grown up in India with a rare disease known as Alagille Syndrome, Shambhavi’s commitment to fighting for the rights of persons living...
Colourful patchwork illustration with the title 'Jugaad' on top, portraits of four young people and a dog, standing over the patchwork quilt with patches that say 'Laughter', 'Resilience', 'Care' and 'Love'.

Young People’s Mental Health, Lived Experience and Alternate Knowledge

Adishi Gupta of Mad in Asia Pacific in conversation with the 'Jugaad' book team At the Weaving Our...

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....