Asylum Magazine (Volume 23 No 3) Autumn 2016

There have been a fair number of themed editions of the magazine during the last couple of years. This time, ranging from the polemic to the poetic, the serious to the more humorous, the contents reflect a disparate variety of concerns to some of our readers, and these items have been waiting to see the light of day.

Diana Rose’s article (page 5) particularly addresses our publishing policy, and as we say in reply, we agree that there probably is a lack of user/survivor research-based contributions, and we certainly do welcome those kinds of articles. All the same, we invite material from any quarter or point of view, so if you feel you have something to say – let us know!


Download Volume 23 No 3



  • Introduction
  • News from Soteria Bradford
  • Survivor Research (or not) in Asylum    Diana Rose and A Response from the Editors
  • Inside Out Revolution    Yasmin Setarrah
  • My Year of Suicide    Mark Peterson
  • Mental Disorder is More Than a Chemical Imbalance  Kate Kennedy
  • Everything is a Symptom & a Symptom is Everything Sonia Soans
  • Unkindest cuts: reflections on destruction and resilience in LGBTQ community-based mental health support by Stephanie Taylor-King, Sarah Carr & Taz Edwards-White
  • Double Bind    Sean Burn
  • Lobotomy/Leucotomy
  • Obsessive Posting Disorder    Declan Flynn
  • One Flew Over the Dragon’s Den    No_Label_Dave
  • ‘Stigma’ and Mental Illness    Harold A Maio
  • The Unrecovery Star    Recovery in the Bin
  • Artwork    Alex Dunedin
  • Literature Portraying Mental Illness   Jhilmil Breckenridge
  • Photographs    Scott Michael
  • Poems
  • Driving Somewhere Beautiful    Mike Snelle
  • News and Findings