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.

So please let us know your thoughts on any matter, or suggest what you would like us to cover. In the meantime, among our plans for future topics (issues or part-issues) is to explore the question of companion animals and mental health. To contribute, on this or any other topic, get in touch.

Current issue
Asylum front cover 24.4


Asylum: Action to reaction – Milan Buddha Ghosh
What is to be done? – Roy Bard
Sample article:
When the mad research the mad – Sue Phillips, Penny Stafford & Shirley Anne Collie  
Creative responses to mental distress – Rufus May, Anne-Marie McKenzie & Apostolia Fotoglou
Keeping the fun in dysfunctional – Yasmin Dewan
Rethinking psychiatry – Suman Fernando
HELP! – Rachel Rowan Olive
Neoliberal Hard Times – Mick McKeown
Madsplaining – Ria Dylan & Rachel Rowan Olive
Can clinical psychology ever be radical? – Craig Newnes
Neoliberalism and mental health policy in Brazil – Wilson Franco & Paulo Beer
Poetry and Prose
Tolerate this! – Ria Dylan
News and reports
Breaking free – Mad Pride Hull