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There are “too many people being labelled, categorised into boxes, prescribed medication”

Psychiatry = diagnosis/labels. Here in Ireland we're moving away from this type of terminology and using language like mental health instead of psychiatric. Personally, I'm against...

Coming off lithium ‘lifted the veil’ of tranquillising medication for a more fulfilling life

A personal story from John Kelly You have bipolar disorder? No need to be so bloody sheepish about it!’ Insisted Mattias bullishly, on hearing why...

A glossary of ‘mad’ terms in Gaelic -an ancient empowering language

Gaelic or Irish was taught to most of us here in Ireland in a repressive & sometimes violent way. I know people who were...

Plant medicine, psychiatry and me 

Owen Ó Tuama This story begins in 1994, when I first began to hear voices and see visions. I received psychiatric treatment for five months...

Remembering a mother with love and grief

My Mum died suddenly and alone in a room in a psychiatric hospital when she was just 52, on 12th October 2001. She was...