Stories on the intersection of mental health and politics.
Freudian psychoanalysis and cognitive behavioural therapy have been at war over the soul of therapy. Can the rise of technology deliver a winner?
Long Covid has sparked a culture war between survivors and medical experts over what constitutes 'trustworthy' scientific evidence. This is the story of how it could be disproportionately affecting women, seen through the eyes of a two-time Covid survivor.
Are we creating a culture where celebrating healing and recovery is ridiculed and demonised?
Mental health diagnoses are often attacked for being unscientific, oppressive, and prone to abuse. But for many, they remain the only route to dignity and sanity.
The UK's counterterrorism police has been accused of running a project that contributes to Islamophobia and deepens the stigma around mental illness.
New research from Brazil shows the life-saving power of direct cash transfers.
Nightmares. Exhaustion. Relentless stress. And yet, they won't trade their work for anything in the world.
Psychiatry and policing are accused of several common crimes, including racism and violent abuse of power. What can the movements challenging them teach each other?
In the first of this two-part special edition, we examine how racism, ill-gotten attitudes towards mental illness, and heavy-handed law enforcement continue to devastate Black Americans.