Back Issues Archive

Asylum Magazine (Volume 27 No 1) Spring 2020

ASYLUM is a big fan of Madlove. Madlove is a big idea. Genuine asylum, designed by people who have experienced the mental health system, is close to our hearts and roots. So, we are delighted to feature an update about this exciting project.

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Asylum Magazine (Volume 26 No 2) Summer 2019

Asylum magazine strives to link the politics of mental health to broader progressive political struggles, social movements and campaigns. For example, Extinction Rebellion has been calling attention to the devastating impact of climate change. It has already had significant transformational impact, at least on public consciousness, not dissimilar to that of the #MeToo campaign in raising awareness of sexual violence.

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Asylum Magazine (Volume 26 No 1) Spring 2019


ASYLUM calls itself the radical mental health magazine.  Being radical, or critical, may seem like a relatively straightforward project, but it isn’t always easy to define, or straightforward to put into practice.

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Asylum Magazine (Volume 25 No 4) Winter 2018

Asylum, formerly the magazine for democratic psychiatry, was established in 1986 as a forum for free debate, open to anyone with an interest in psychiatry and mental health politics, practice and policy. We were inspired by the democratic psychiatry movement in Italy and continue to be influenced by radical mental health movements around the world, including the psychiatric survivor and Mad liberation movements. Read more