Welcome to our winter issue. In this issue, Jerome Sewell highlights the damage and underlying racism of long-term hospitalisation.
Imagine being on a psychiatric admission ward, surrounded by complete strangers and professionals unable to communicate. You want to leave, but are stopped by staff, and you do not know why. Read more
“…I’ve written and published such and such, blah blah blah…. It would be very valuable to me personally to be a part of the Mad Studies course as it would provide me with important opportunities to bring together my collected thoughts on mental health and continue to be a part of a vibrant critical mental health movement.
Helen (Asylum’s editor) recently introduced me to the term‘guerrilla merchandising’.
This is Really Happening: An Exchange on Life in Mental Health Services by Stephen McKenna Lawson & Anne E. Watmough
In this new series, two individuals – inspired by Asylum magazine but on ‘either side’ of the patient/professional divide – came together to exchange images (cartoons) and text (reflections) about what it feels like to experience mental health services.