Mental illness: challenging the stigma around India’s big secret

Last week I was at a panel on mental health in India, at a conference in Goa organized by UCL. The speaker – Ratnaboli Ray, who runs a mental health NGO called Anjali in West Bengal – asked for anyone in … Continue reading

The Paradox of Objectivity: New Perspectives in Mental Health History

A number of conferences, workshops and events in recent months have considered mental health history from various perspectives, beyond the standard history of psychiatry. At the annual British Psychological Society History and Philosophy of Psychology Section Conference (this year in … Continue reading

John Clare’s Address to Health

This is a guest post by Erin Lafford and the fourth, and final, in this week’s ‘Romantic Voices’ series. Erin is a final-year DPhil student (AHRC funded) at the University of Oxford, writing a thesis on ‘Forms of Health in John Clare’s Poetics’.  Her … Continue reading