Tag Archives: mental health

I had a good couple of weeks

This is going to be a post of a kind I don’t write much any more – about my own, current, mental ill-health. It’s likely to be maudlin, and self-indulgent. So if that doesn’t interest you – and who could … Continue reading

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Mental health campaigns can backfire

Mark ‘One in Four’ Brown has written a typically thoughtful and interesting blog post for the BBC to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. In it he wonders whether a standard tactic deployed by self-appointed mental health campaigners – that of … Continue reading

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What’s best: an “anti-stigma” campaign, or a political campaign?

There’s been a long, long gap between this post and the last, you’ll note, even though they’re on related topics. That’s partly because I found myself being misrepresented and strawmanned in a few places in the blogosphere (and a bit … Continue reading

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They don’t speak for us: the mental health establishment, “stigma” and, now, “casual stigma”

You know something? I really hate this preoccupation with the concept of “stigma” in relation to mental illness. It’s trivial, and middle class – “but, my dear, there’s simply nothing worse that a mental patient might have to face than … Continue reading

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I remember when the madosphere was all fields…

I don’t actually remember when the madosphere was all fields, of course. First because it was never fields, what with it being a thing that has only a virtual existence on the internet. And second because I wasn’t in at … Continue reading

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The Mind awards aren’t just annoying and self-congratulatory. They’re actively harmful.

Warning: this post is angrier and swearier than most of my posts. If you’re bothered by that, don’t read any further. If you do read further and come across something you don’t like, don’t come whingeing to me about it. … Continue reading

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