This Summer issue of Asylum contains several articles about the state of mental health services today.
Peter Campbell was a gentle giant of the UK psychiatric survivors’ movement.
“Turn Illness into a Weapon” professed the manifesto of the SPK or Socialist Patients Collective. “The kidney stones that make you suffer,” they declared, are the same as “the stone thrown into the control room of capitalism. 1
Visualize the most important person in your life standing before you, smiling.
This Spring issue of Asylum 2022 has a bit of gender theme. With the growing moral panic about trans and gender identity, our managing editor, H. Spandler outlines the common struggle of Mad and Trans liberation and calls for an end to the so-called TERF wars.
I was just a teenager when I first read a novel by James Tiptree Jr. I loved the writing. It was wildly inventive, with a keen sense of injustice that put the excluded and marginalised at centre stage.