Find yourself at the age of 33 facing constant romantic setbacks? Hello, nice to meet you. I’m Autistic and have enduring anxiety and depression.
Asylum is a quarterly produced radical mental health magazine. We’ve been going for 34 years and never has 3 months seemed like such a short time.
When we pull together an issue of Asylum, we never quite know how society will have changed by the time it hits the doormat or inbox.
First, my ongoing, unremitting struggle for sanity…
I wrote this article during the fourth and fifth week of the Coronavirus lockdown in England. I wrote it whist living in an Air B&B in London, in a room with an en–suite bathroom – no living room, no garden, just a small kitchen that I have been sharing with the other two Air B&B residents.
The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission that Changed our Understanding of Madness by By Susannah Cahalan. Published by Canongate (2020). Reviewed by Helen Spandler.
Beware the Empteror’s New Clothes Magic Bullet: A Service-User Manifesto by Henry Bladon