Mental health
Mental health

Mental health

10 October 2007

The (in)capacity to trust

The Mental Capacity Act replaces the freedom of doctors and carers to decide what's best for a patient with the clunking fist of legal decision-making.

3 April 2007

Multiculturalism: bad for your mental health?

Today's emphasis on 'cultural difference' is one reason why black people get unequal treatment in the mental health sphere.

26 February 2007

Oliver James' new book: it could f*** you up

In Affluenza, the clinical psychologist argues that money is driving us insane. In fact, he's the one who seems a few cents short of a dollar.

22 February 2007

Lighten up, and let the patients light up

Banning smoking in psychiatric institutions - where patients can't just step outside for a fag - is madness.

6 December 2006

Scare in the community

Alarming-sounding reports on homicides by mental patients are being used by the UK government to justify draconian new laws.

19 October 2006

Politics as therapy

You don't have to be mad to work for New Labour, but it helps.

Autism: lack of services is the cruel joke

'Autistic' joins the lexicon of lazy political insults. So what?

4 October 2006

Why mental healthcare is a mess

It is the authorities' own ever-widening definition of what it means to be mentally ill that is straining resources.

17 September 2004

Mental until proven innocent

The UK government is planning the introduction of indefinite detention on a psychiatrist's say-so.

5 August 2004

Self-harm: cut it out

The UK medical authorities are sending the message that young people hurting themselves is an acceptable lifestyle choice.