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Blogs

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Part 1: Neurodiversity—what exactly does it mean?

Mad in America and Mad in the UK are jointly publishing a four-part series on neurodiversity over the next four weeks. The series was edited by Mad in the UK editors, and authored by...

Unquestioningly striving to adapt to harmful circumstances may be self-harm

According to the Online Etymology Dictionary resilience comes from the Latin “resileins” and “resilire”. Derived...

Why the fail, why the lacklustre drug-heavy mental health services?

It’s been on my mind: what do these labels matter – whether I have ‘unusual...

How I learned to safely taper off psychiatric drugs

It was May 21st, 2019, when I woke up in a strange hotel-like room drenched...

Making sense of ‘word salad’ and hearing voices

The easiest way to shut voices up is reconciliation, like if a voice is screaming...

When HVN Ireland meets HVN Athens

Recently I as Chairperson of Hearing Voices Network Ireland (HVNI) got to spend some time...

Putting the pieces back together: Working through being pathologised and silenced

I was a busy, full-time working mother in my late twenties when I experienced a...

PODCASTS

Language giving voice to identity and expressing our soul

If language shapes our world, then in Ireland our world is shaped by and through the lens of colonialism. And it is here we will first explore that impact and reality, before thankfully exploring where and how our own language can be a field of healing.

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...