Insane Medicine, Chapter 2: The Scientism of Psychiatry (1/2)
Wherever you find mental health services to have expanded, you find a parallel increase in the numbers who have been classed as disabled due to a mental health disorder.
Insane Medicine, Chapter One: The Medical Model of Mental Health Is...
The concepts we use have undermined our natural resilience, sensitised us to an idea of our vulnerability, and encouraged us to transfer our agency to practitioners who use a system as if it has scientific validity and is clinically useful.
The Devil’s Pulpit: A Reflection On False Authority, Past And Present
Why do we keep treating 'mental health problems' like diagnosable medical conditions instead of the complex existential phenomena they obviously are? Why do we submit to the false authority and doctrinal absurdities of hubristic 'mind doctors', when a holistic, humane, preventative perspective is clearly required?
Bringing Human Rights to Mental Health Care: An Interview with UN...
MIA's Ana Florence interviews United Nations Special Rapporteur Dainius Pūras about his own journey as a psychiatrist and the future of rights-based approaches to mental health.
‘What’s the Matter With Tony Slattery?’
For me, this documentary raised so many issues beyond Tony’s individual story. I was deeply touched by his honesty and I sincerely hope he is now getting the trauma-informed support he has needed since he was a desperate, terrified 8-year-old boy more than half a century ago. But it also raises wider concerns.