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The Battle of the Peer

Peer support is simple. It is the very natural, very normal, coming together of humans where they share their experiences of living with very...

What does the social model of disability have to do with emotional and mental...

Language and Framing: talking about what we mean when we talk about “disability” The language we use is influenced by what we know (or think...

Irish psychiatry says chemical imbalance is ‘a figure of speech,’ so – what now?

The chemical imbalance theory of depression - what was once considered the gold standard reason for why people take antidepressants, was, apparently, ‘a figure...

Why is the mental health system so reluctant to explore non-medical routes to recovery?

I was delighted to be asked by Liam MacGabhann, a co-founder and member of Mad in Ireland to write a blog about some important...

Open Dialogue: A road less travelled

Professional practice in mental health is changing. Service users are becoming more active in their own treatment. Since 1984, the rise of the Service User...