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Psychotherapy and Oppression: A Reflection

The word 'psychotherapy' conjures up the image of a benevolent-looking therapist, clutching a clipboard, explaining how your current concerns are linked...
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Jade

One of my kindergarten classmates is a middle-aged woman whom I will call Jade. She presents a childlike quirkiness that goes...
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Validating Psychosis: The Missing Narrative

This essay is written by Audrey Dimola and was originally published on Mad in America on August 13, 2020 and can be...
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Supporting Children’s Well-Being in a Pandemic

In the early days of the lockdown, I took to going up to the terrace of the building I live in...
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Searching for the Person in the Patient

"We had a TBI (traumatic brain injury) today in the morning and an F20 (ICD code for paranoid schizophrenia) in the noon."

In Conversation with Aanchal Narang

Trigger Warning: Abuse, suicide, self-harm In this video interview, we bring to you a conversation between our lead...

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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Recovery: Stressing the Social Basis of the Process – Topor, Larsen,...

This article is co-authored by Alain Topor, Inger Beate Larsen & Tore Dag Bøe and was originally published on Mad in America...
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Under: A Poem

I try to meet you on even groundbut somehow always get lost.Around me are ruins of a silenceit’s difficult to clamber out...
Illustration from children's picture book 'Machher Jhol' showing the back view of a small boy in a red shirt with a stick in one hand facing a woman in a sari who is holding the hand of a toddler. The toddler's other hand is held by a young girl. The setting is a marketplace, with tea-drinkers seen in the background. A puppy is next to the boy.

Depictions of Disability in Children’s Books: A View from India

What have you been reading during the lockdown imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic? I have kept myself occupied with children’s books...