Politics

Stories on the intersection of mental health and politics.

Tanmoy Goswami
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'The Fish Pamphlet', the most important mental health document you never heard of, turns 50

In 1972, a group of mental health advocates and patients in the UK came together with a radical plan: create a 'mental patients union'. Many of their central demands remain as relevant fifty years later.

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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Hope lives despite the absurdity of mental health budgets

The magic of mental health is that everything impacts it, and it impacts everything. So change can come from anywhere.

Tanmoy Goswami
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Erasure: the 'world' according to five rich countries

From healthcare to business, the definition of 'the world' is shrinking with a chilling matter-of-factness.

Tanmoy Goswami
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The mental health tech debate is not about tech at all

Why the increasingly loud debate over the role of technology in mental health is a dangerous distraction.

Tanmoy Goswami
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The fascinating, untold story of #MentalHealth Twitter

What can Twitter's new CEO do to take forward one of the platform's most compelling but unsung legacies?

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.