Asylum 20.2 – Summer 2013

Summer 2013

SPECIAL ISSUE: SELF-HARM: MINIMISING HARM, MAXIMISING HOPE

CONTENTS

GUEST Editorial – Helen Spandler, Clare Shaw & Sam Warner

SELF-HARM SPECIAL FEATURE

Living with Scars – Clare Shaw

Performing our Experience – Clare Summerskill

Beacon of Hope – Fiona Venner

Bristol Crisis Service for Women

The Naughty Child – Fiona Jones

From State Control to State Support – Sam Warner

Making Friends with Self-harm – Vicky Hudson

Some Thoughts from a Support Worker – Tracey Greaves

Being Human? My struggle with Self-harm – Nicki Evans

The Impact of Caring – Terri Shaw & Karen Wright

Comic strip – asylum squad side story: The Psychosis Diaries – Sarafin

REGULAR SECTIONS

POETRY

What we all know – Jackie Hagan

A quite depressing poem – Michelle Brown

Post traumatic stress – Dean Smith

NEWS AND COMMENTS

Disabled employees twice as likely to be attacked at work

Self-harm increasing, especially amongst children

CTOs do not reduce hospitalisation

Asylum collective member awarded Prestigious Fellowship

In the Writer’s Chair Clare Summerskill

Help! I’ve lost my Diagnosis – Barbara Riddell

Asylum Quiz

What the Hell is Wrong with Everybody? – Alan Jennings

REVIEWS

Crooked beauty and the embodiment of ‘madness’ 

Wolf the Artist: From apocalypse back

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