As a Schizophrenic person, I see many talk about me as being mentally “ill” and in need of medicine. I do take medication, but for me, medication usage is similarContinue reading “What purpose does the concept of mental “illness” serve?”
This article was Co-Authored by David Gray-Hammond and Katie Munday Trigger Warning: Discussion of mental health It is a surprisingly contentious discussion to have, but the neurodiversity paradigm does notContinue reading “Neuroqueer: Authentic embodiment of mental health”
This article was Co-Authored by Tanya Adkin and David Gray-Hammond Trigger Warning: Death, drug and alcohol use, suicide, systemic failure, mental health crisis, inpatient psychiatric care. The 13th of SeptemberContinue reading “Ben Nelson-Roux and Chris Nota: Two tragic tales of systemic failings”
Up until about a year ago, I still sat firmly in the camp that, while I viewed myself as multiply neurodivergent, I was mentally ill. Over the past year IContinue reading “Is mental “illness” actually the brain trying to protect itself?”
In recent years mental health has become more widely talked about, thanks to the popularisation of the “it’s okay not to be okay” trope. On the surface this is aContinue reading “Neuronormativity, the pathologisation of Mental health, and the normalising of suffering”
This article briefly walks through the most commonly encountered parts of the mental health act and what they mean for an individual.
A consideration on how neuroqueer theory can be used to depathologise the field of psychiatry and psychiatric conditions.
Why are addicts stripped of their humanity by society at large? What can we do about it? Are cultural attitudes towards addicts understandable? This article attempts to answer these in brief.
Tanya Adkin lays out the concept of monotropic split, and how it is at the root of various critical moments for Autistic people.
Trigger Warning: This article discusses burnout and psychosis While it is evident to myself and my colleagues that Autistic people have a predisposition towards psychotic phenomenon, it seems to beContinue reading “Autistic people and the burnout-psychosis cycle”