Recovery related resources on the blog

This page does not talk about recovery resources from all over the place, only those that are already available on this blog, so that one does not have to look up various corners in search for something. I repeatedly say that recovery is something most people can accomplish. But let me also say that most … Continue reading Recovery related resources on the blog

Anti-psychotics and quality of life

This is a question which may occur to many people whether anti-psychotics improve the quality of life. So let me put it this way- anti-psychotics are NOT meant to improve the quality of life, but just reduce the symptoms of psychosis in the short run. Why do I say 'short run'? Nobody ordinarily can have … Continue reading Anti-psychotics and quality of life

Despite their dangers, pro-anorexia forums have much to teach us

In recent years, a cultural movement has emerged online that takes a positive attitude toward eating disorders. So-called pro-anorexia (or, more commonly, ‘pro-ana’) organisations differ widely. Whereas the majority claim to provide a non-judgmental environment for those diagnosed with anorexia, others go further, denying that eating disorders are mental illnesses and casting them instead as … Continue reading Despite their dangers, pro-anorexia forums have much to teach us

The idea of recovery in an interview

This is my first public interview, in which I spoke about recovery and why it is a justice issue, more than the right for people to get mental health treatment. It aired on the occasion of the World Mental Health Day, this year- 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIDYF6zF39I&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3co6NOgcCRuCoEfHvYMZdXL8RdKNqnEWGLw3nnuctJ5y8ioFQxbT7gSLA My interview in Hindi, whose title is somewhat misleading for … Continue reading The idea of recovery in an interview

Journal of Ethics in Mental Health- some thoughts about the special issue

Finally the special issue of the Journal of Ethics in Mental Health (JEMH) is released by the McMaster University in Canada. The whole process has lasted over two years, for we began in April 2017- when I was still in the midst of collecting my empirical data- narratives of people with lived experiences of mental … Continue reading Journal of Ethics in Mental Health- some thoughts about the special issue