Articles

Nuttr By Rachel Rowan Olive and Ria Dylan

It is with great excitement that we are now ready to unveil the much anticipated new dating app Nuttr. Too straight for Grindr? Too loop-the-loop for Tinder? With Nuttr, you need not fear your secret life as a mental, ‘we’re all nuts here’. Read more





Grief Gone Crazy is still Grief – by Ria Dylan

If you happened to catch my podcast on how losing my mind landed me in prison via a burning building, here is a longer version of that story. So long I have had to split it into two parts. Tune in soon for part two, here is part one:

Here is the story of one of the times I went mad. I hesitate slightly to share it, the sharing of mad stories has implications. I am sharing it because I need to, it’s one of my stories that regularly forces its way out of me. Read more


Asylum Magazine 24.4 – Winter 2017

This issue has a focus on our public event – Asylum: Action to Reaction – in June 2017. We include most of the main presentations, some of the workshops, and some reactions  – both positive and more critical. We take criticism very seriously. Within the bounds of civility, Asylum is a completely open forum for debate. Read more



Can The Mental Health System Cause Paranoia? by Tamasin Knight

Since I have been actively involved in mental health I have noticed that a number of people labelled paranoid have had some additional previous psychiatric diagnosis. This set me wondering that perhaps the emergence of this paranoia rather than being caused by biochemical imbalances or even psychological vulnerabilities, may be more likely to have its roots in peoples involvement with the mental health system and as a result of the prejudice and discrimination received from the public. Read more