Back issues of Asylum magazine, from 2010-2018 are now freely available on the Asylum website as downloadable pdfs.
Asylum 26.3 includes a special feature onWhittingham Lives, an arts and heritage project honouring the histories of the people who lived and worked at Whittingham Asylum in Preston. The feature includes several reflections and outcomes from the project. The first of these outlines the Whittingham Lives project. Read more
I had a serious nervous breakdown and a diagnosis of clinical depression and PTSD following a near death experience in a road traffic accident a couple of years ago. Thankfully my brother escaped and we both survived. But unfortunately, I was trapped in the wreckage of the car for an hour and a half with a head injury and a fractured femur before being cut out of the mangled shell by the fire service and taken to the nearest hospital by helicopter. Read more
At the heart of this issue is a special feature on Whittingham Lives, a two year arts and heritage project that honours the histories of those who lived at the Whittingham Asylum in Preston.
I have undergone several episodes of acute psychosis. I have lost touch with reality and started living in a supernatural world where magic, angels, demons and higher powers have circled around me. Some might say that experiencing the world in this way is a clear sign of a ‘malignant disease’,‘illness’ or ‘madness’. Read more