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Tanmoy Goswami
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Your therapist is a chameleon. How does that make you feel?

Therapy's great promise was constancy. Not any more.

Tanmoy Goswami
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Healing history

A new history of mental health care exhumes a long-forgotten chapter of colonial rule.

Angi Yoder-Maina
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Trauma is a planetary emergency, not a personal problem

A community battered by trauma is like a cracked cup. Whatever resources you pour into will leak out.

Tanmoy Goswami
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Down with empathy

Human beings don't need to understand each other to do the right thing.

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How to give birth to yourself

When does illness become identity, and how do you change the script? A short story.

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🚨 Paid project alert: Help me grow Sanity's reach in the student community

<The deadline to apply for this is now over.> I am keen to work with a student growth manager who will help me expand the reach and subscriber base of Sanity by Tanmoy, my independent mental health journalism platform, in the student community. In this post, you will

Isabelle Roughol
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People of no nation

Who are you when no nation claims you? Millions of stateless people navigate life unrecognised by any country. They are the literal citizens of nowhere.

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Monster

A World Cup winning coach tells me why sport's most sacred trait - mental toughness - is also its most dangerous.

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No, therapy apps won't kill Freud

Freudian psychoanalysis and cognitive behavioural therapy have been at war over the soul of therapy. Can the rise of technology deliver a winner?

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On my sudden love of horror

What in the name of the father, the son, and the holy ghost is happening to me?

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Exorcism

Seventy years ago, my grandaunt was 'possessed' by an evil spirit. The haunting continues all around us.

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What Sanity readers are dreaming of

Six readers weigh in on the complex present and ideal future of mental health. Keyword: acceptance.