Mental Health

Asylum and mental health in the COVID-19 lockdown

Asylum Magazine, founded in 1986 as a hospital ward newsletter, described itself for many years as a magazine for ‘democratic psychiatry’. This was a reference to the attempt by the Psichiatria Democratica movement in Italy to close down old mental hospitals, one that had partial success in Trieste.

28th June 2020 // 1 Comment

Mad to be Normal

Ian Parker diagnoses what is wrong with this film: A new film about R D Laing should be something for the left to watch and learn from, about the politics of madness and the [...]

27th April 2017 // 0 Comments