Therapy culture

31 August 2015

Hey, grown-ups: put down the colouring pens!

Adult colouring-books speak to the infantilisation of the West.

Stop this educational madness

It’s time to resist calls for more mental-health interventions in education.

Turning students into nervous wrecks

Why do we assume students are vulnerable? The vast majority aren’t.

26 September 2013

Who’s afraid of a Halloween costume?

The idea that the mentally ill are likely to be violent comes from the government far more than from stores selling fancy dress.

3 September 2013

Debateophobia: a fear of free and frank discussion

Branding one's political opponents as 'phobic' is a sly and illiberal tactic.

15 May 2013

Our brains aren’t
moulded by abuse

So, is mental distress caused by faulty genes or by past experiences of childhood abuse? Maybe it’s neither.

3 January 2013

Underestimating the resilience of youth

Officials obsessively focus on helping young people cope with unemployment, rather than overcome it.

10 July 2012

Blaming Big Pharma for society’s ills

GlaxoSmithKline may have deserved its $3 billion fine, but it doesn’t deserve the blame for therapy culture.