NSUN’s March 2023 articles & blogs roundup

Here are all the articles, blogs, vlogs, and podcasts (and more) that we’ve shared in our weekly bulletins this month. The main focus of this section in our bulletin is to share new, first person pieces written or made by people within and beyond our membership who have lived experience of mental ill-health, trauma, or distress, as well as relevant articles about news and policy in mental health from sources such as Disability News Service.

We’ll be posting this roundup at the end of each month as a way to further bring together, amplify and also archive current, lived experience-focussed voices and perspectives in mental health.

Approaching the question “What was madness before psychiatry?”
An article by Sasha Durakov Warren via Of Unsound Mind.

We Are Not Weird “Others”: Lived-Experience Perspectives of Genital and Breast Self-Harm
An article by Wren Aves via Psychiatry is Driving Me Mad.

Epistemic injustice and co-production
An article by Maddie via Co-Production Collective.

Your Right to Protest As A Disabled Person
An article via Liberty.

Too Much
An article by Zoë Kristin via Asylum Magazine.

Book Review – The Muslim, State and Mind
A book review by Leila via the NSUN blog. 

“Health is capitalism’s vulnerability”
An article by Megan Linton via briarpatch Magazine. 

Mental Health Act
A podcast by Voices Heard, Lives Empowered via Soundcloud.

Are women really more mentally ill than men? As a psychologist, I’m not so sure
An article by Sanah Ahsan via the Guardian. 

Full-time feminist, part-time madwoman … and striker—when and how?
An article by Marta Plaza via Pikara Magazine.

How I should be cared for in a mental health hospital
Resources by the Restraint Reduction Network. 

Scheme putting police in mental health teams must end, says NHS England
An article by Dahaba Ali Hussen via the Guardian. 

NHS England’s StopSIM ‘betrayal’ is ‘ticking time bomb’ on co-production
An article by John Pring via Disability News Service.

Prevent: Health workers resist UK’s ‘counter terrorism’ strategy that weaponizes public services
An article by Tanupriya Singh via Peoples Dispatch.

Distress and dissent within and beyond healthcare
A blog by Rhiannon Osborne via the NSUN blog.

Punished for being mentally ill
Programme via Radio 4. 

New toolkit: Need help developing peer roles?
A toolkit by Scottish Recovery Network. This resource requires free registration to gain access.

Evidence mounts of disability benefits white paper’s fatal flaws
An article by John Pring via Disability News Service.

Anti-racist Qualitative Health Research – Mary Sadid on coproduction, racial justice and mental health
A podcast episode with Sohail Jannesari and NSUN’s Mary Sadid via Qualitative Applied Health Research Centre.

Inclusion as Assimilation, Integration, or Co-optation? A Post-Structural Analysis of Inclusion as Produced Through Mental Health Research on Peer Support
Open access article by Australian researchers Aimee Sinclair, Sue Gillieatt, Christina Fernandes and Lyn Mahboub via SAGE Journals.

Serenity Integrated Mentoring: Past, Present and Future
An article by Wren Aves via Psychiatry Is Driving Me Mad.

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