Sometimes the health advocacy world feels like an elite club. Psychotic conditions are excluded from membership – no colours, no ribbons, no champions and no campaign. If there is an awareness campaign, its nigh on invisible in Australia. Is schizophrenia still locked in the attic?
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A regular series highlighting a few recent articles relating to mental health.
Why are behaviours like self-harm and hearing voices medicalised in some cultures yet glorified in others? Medical historians may shed light on this issue.
The doctor will see the consumer now. Next client please! This ward is for customers only. Sorry, we’re not taking any new persons with lived experience at the moment. Call me old-fashioned, but whatever happened to the ‘patient’?
Tired of the gap between Google Scholar and on-line mental health forums? Looking for hard information on the science behind a disorder? Head to a bricks & mortar bookshop but don’t forget to bring your torch. Mental health books for the general reader are still a boutique genre.
The Rosella Room offers occasional socio-cultural comment on a range of issues, including literature, music and mental health. We are