Asylum Magazine (Volume 17 No 3) Autumn 2010

This is the third issue since the relaunch last March. The first two issues focussed on particular topics – paranoia and medication, respectively. These were packed with information and were well-received by those who saw them. And if you didn’t see them, order them now! In contrast, this issue touches a variety of bases. Read more

Asylum Magazine (Volume 17 No 2) Summer 2010

Modern societies are highly medicated. You have a health problem? Pop a pill. While ever-inflating health budgets may sometimes benefit patients, they always benefit the drug companies. Since the Second World War, pharmaceuticals have proved even more profitable than the arms industry, the next highest performing sector in the economy. Read more

Asylum Magazine (Volume 17 No 1) Spring 2010

This is the first issue of the relaunched magazine. Some of you may know that two years ago the Executive Editor, Terry McLaughlin, unexpectedly announced that he could no longer fulfil his role because he was ill. Almost as suddenly, Terry passed away. This was not only an emotional blow to everyone who knew and loved him, but also quite disastrous for our organisation. Read more

Asylum Magazine (Volume 14 No 3) Autumn 2004

This is our chosen title as a campaigning group of women survivors and mental health workers. We started to meet over four years ago because of our concerns about women and the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder BPD . Read more

Asylum Magazine (Volume 1 No 1) Spring 1986

At the end of 1984 a conference was held at Wakefield, concerning the plans to close the mental hospitals. The day was dominated by reports and discussions of the Italian experience of just such a policy. Many were impressed with the work of the national reforming group, Psichiatrica Democratica, which had cut across the crippling disciplinary boundaries of mental health care in Italy, and had produced very significant results. Read more