Tag Archives: Mind

Mind are to be congratulated for their work with benefits claimants

I have a habit, on this blog, of criticising the major mental health charities when they undertake activities with which I disagree. I did so most recently a little over a month ago. On that occasion, I expressed disappointment and … Continue reading

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Face-down restraint in mental hospitals: Mind are to be congratulated

I’ve been quick, in the past, to criticise the mental health charity Mind when they have done things of which I disapprove. Simple justice demands I should be as quick to applaud when they do something of which I approve. … 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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