Doctors Gave Her Antipsychotics. She Decided to Live With Her Voices.

Caroline Mazel-Carlton. Credit...Danna Singer for The New York Times By Daniel Bergner May 17, 2022 New York Times [...] Around that time, in the late 2000s, when Mazel-Carlton was in her mid-20s, a new position arose in mental health: peer-support specialist, someone with what’s known as lived experience who works alongside practitioners. The [...]

The WHO Calls for Radical Change in Global Mental Health

By Robert Whitaker - June 10, 2021 During the past decade, the World Health Organization (WHO) has regularly promoted the goal of improving “global mental health.” While it has often told of the importance of social support and other non-drug alternatives, its efforts helped spread a biomedical standard of care. Western ideas regarding diagnoses, the [...]

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