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Researchers: Depression is “a normal brain responding to stress or adversity”

Moncrieff et al. write, “There is abundant evidence that it is the context of our lives and not the balance of our chemicals that offer the most insight into depression.” “Difficult lives explain depression better...

A psychotic experience can help to process difficult memories

  The title of this article - a psychotic experience can help to process difficult memories...

Howl from a survivor: ‘Medicalised psychiatry is a failed entity’

“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness” Allan Ginsberg Howl We are...

Is there any point?

A lot of us pose this question in our lives, but when it is applied...

Opinion: Stephen Fry says psychiatry saved him, but what about listening to those it has harmed?

As a voice-hearer of 30 years – and 27 years as a user/survivor of psychiatry...

‘The biggest struggle I have faced is the perceived stigma that I live with every day’

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder with psychosis in my mid-twenties. I would particularly like...

Tips for sleeping well: stress and trauma can have a huge negative impact on sleep

Since my previous and first piece written for Mad In Ireland last year, I bit...

PODCASTS

Music, the rhythm of the soul

Welcome once again to Mad in Irelands podcast series ‘Fields of Healing’. This time around...

Shamanism and the Celtic shaman path towards healing

We are delighted to be presenting this third episode of Fields of Healing where we...

The rise of expert by experience knowledge working with experts by profession in education

Mad in Ireland are reposting this podcast from the Dublin North, North East Recovery College....

Family constellations & systemic healing

We are delighted to present this second Fields of Healing Podcast recorded in a healing...

A community response to mental health & substance use

Mad In Ireland have been interested in and reporting on developments in Ireland relating to...

Kyrie Farm: An ecological approach to mental health

The story of Kyrie Farm (https://www.kyriefarm.ie/) We are delighted to present this first ‘Fields of Healing...