Culture

Stories on the intersection of mental health and culture.

Tanmoy Goswami
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๐ŸŽ™๏ธSanity readers speak up on the Great Serotonin Wars

"Depression in most people isn't caused by chemical imbalance, in my opinion. It is caused by the loss of autonomy."

Tanmoy Goswami
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๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ You and the Great Serotonin Wars

What do lived experts make of the big new study debunking the 'chemical imbalance' theory of depression?

Tanmoy Goswami
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Men don't talk about mental health. Barbers are changing that.

Barbershops are revolutionising men's mental health. A trim for your messy hair - and feelings? What's not to love?

Rishad Patel
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Your loud is becoming my loud. And I didn't opt in.

Passive audio is the new passive smoking.

Tanmoy Goswami
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๐Ÿ—๏ธ Sanity Classics: Finding the missing older people in stories about depression

Depression is the leading mental health challenge among older adults. Why then do we treat it as an exclusively young person's problem?

Tanmoy Goswami
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๐Ÿ—๏ธ Sanity Classics: "I am sad papa, and I don't know why"

Hopeful notes on parenting with depression.

Tanmoy Goswami
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Lamotri-gene

An ode to my mood stabiliser.

Tanmoy Goswami
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Bigotry is not a mental illness. And mental illness is not a prop for outrage.

Equating hate and bigotry with mental illness violates the humanity of people who live with mental illness.

Tanmoy Goswami
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Grief is not a disorder. Even if it is 'prolonged'.

Unfortunately, there is no diagnosis that can outlaw injustice.

Tanmoy Goswami
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War, trauma, hope

How to talk to humans who lived through war; community trauma; war and children, and a Hiroshima survivor speaks.

Tanmoy Goswami
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Dependence

Seeking care does not mean writing off our right to know what that care consists of.

Tanmoy Goswami
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Hello from the other side

I'm trying to find words, because I don't know what else I can do.