Tag: mental health

Hundreds gathered to oppose abuse of psychiatric patients, celebrate Mad culture, and call for psychiatric abolition.

Why should socialists think about psychoanalysis?

Following a series of rs21 meetings this autumn, Marianne Kelly considers what we gained from our discussions of therapy, the mental health industry and psychoanalysis as a tool to critique capitalism.

Mad Pride campaigns for psychiatric abolition

Hundreds gathered to oppose abuse of psychiatric patients, celebrate Mad culture, and call for psychiatric abolition.
Photo shows protestors rallying round a speaker outside NHS england and Elephant and Castle underground station at the demonstration on 4 December 2021, called by transgender action block.

A huge step forward for trans protest in Britain

rs21's Charlotte Powell reports on a demonstration outside NHS England and explains why it is a hugely important moment in the struggle for trans liberation in Britain.
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Patient Humans and other poems

Leila Platt writes on experiences of mental health treatment, Covid and power in 'Patient Humans' and other poems.
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A psychologist’s view: Tory blame games hurt our mental health

The government's blame games and their failed Covid strategy have helped to turn the pandemic into a full-blown mental health crisis.

‘I can’t fathom how bad it’s going to get’

The Covid-19 pandemic is combining with further government attacks on the health service to push the NHS, and its workforce, into unprecedented crisis.
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What a way to make a living – A former mental health care worker

A former care worker details her experiences in residential mental healthcare.

Review: The Work Cure

Jack Pickering reviews The Work Cure: critical essays on work and wellness

Organising in response to COVID-19

As criticism of the UK government's response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic mounts, rs21 members highlight the flourishing grassroots responses that aim to provide support and to demand more effective action from government and employers

Resistance not resilience: ruling class and radical approaches to mental health

While employers want healthy workers, they are not prepared to look at the deeper causes of mental distress.