Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Tag: migration and mental health

Deportation and Family Separation Impact Entire Communities

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From UC Santa Cruz NewsCenter: "The deportation and forced separation of immigrants has negative effects that extend beyond individuals and families to entire communities...

All in the Brain? An Open Letter Re: Stephen Fry’s Assumptions...

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Stephen Fry’s exploration of manic depression (in the current BBC series on mental health, ‘In the Mind‘) has drawn both praise (because of his attempts to destigmatize mental illness) and criticism (because he appears to have a very narrow biomedical understanding of mental illness).  I have sent an open letter to the actor which challenges some of his assumptions about mental illness, and offers a very different understanding to that promoted in his recent television programme.