Podcast – Jonathan M. Metzl, ‘The Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia’

The Centre for Medical Humanities was delighted to host Jonathan Metzl earlier this month for a public lecture entitled, ‘The Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia’. Jonathan is a wonderful public speaker and he gave us a fascinating introduction to his work on the racial history of psychosis in North America. For Read the full article…

Events on Mental Health, Stigma and Theatre with Chris Lee and Catherine Hartley (Edinburgh, 26 March 2014)

ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH HEALTH HUMANITIES SEMINAR AND MASTERCLASS SERIES EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER MASTERCLASS: STAGING THE STIGMA Chris Lee and Catherine Hartley Wednesday 26 March 2014, University of Edinburgh 2:00-3:30pm Room G.11 Doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place Chris Lee and Catherine Hartley are service managers of community mental health teams in London. Chris Read the full article…

State, Society, Stigma: Rethinking Disease in a Global Age (CFP, Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 26–27 June 2014)

Call for Papers: State, Society, Stigma: Rethinking Disease in a Global Age 26-27 June 2014, Melbourne Australia, Two-Day International Symposium LIMS (La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science), La Trobe University. Convenors: Dr Tarryn Phillips (legal studies), Dr Michael O’Keefe (politics), Dr Ingrid Sykes (history) Funded by Understanding Disease Research Focus Area, La Trobe University: This Read the full article…

“SAPPHIRE Summit” on Stigma & Discrimination in Mental Health (Conference, London, 4 July 2013)

The SAPPHIRE Summit is being held at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London on 4th July 2013.  This is a one day for the presentation and discussion of findings from the five-year SAPPHIRE Programme on Stigma and Discrimination in Mental Health. You will hear from: Leading stigma researchers regarding the latest research findings on: Read the full article…

Weight Stigma & Health: Whose Problem Is It? (CFP, Conference, Birmingham, 16 May 2013)

CONFERENCE: ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Weight stigma and health: whose problem is it? University of Birmingham Thursday 16th May, 2013 You are invited to attend a multidisciplinary conference focusing on the subject of Weight Stigma and Health, featuring presentations from both national and international keynote speakers. This conference will be of interest to researchers, Read the full article…

Do people diagnosed with schizophrenia deserve organs?

A breath-taking state of affairs Like most people working in the field of mental health, I am well aware of the stigma associated with schizophrenia as well as the appalling 15-20 year reduction in life expectancy that people with this diagnosis face (e.g., Laursen, 2011; Hennekens et al., 2005). However, I was still taken aback Read the full article…

Narrative, Stigma and Mental Illness (Workshop, Northumbria University, 23 February 2012)

Northumbria University’s Situating States of Mind Research Group presents: Narrative, Stigma and Mental Illness: One day workshop Thursday 23rd February, 10.30-3.30, Lipman 121 Speakers include: Dr. Peter Barham, Clinical Psychologist, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford University Dr. Vicky Long, Medical Historian, Glasgow Caledonian University Professor Gail Hornstein, Professor of Psychology, Mount Holyoke Read the full article…

The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival is now one of the largest arts and health events in the world with tens of thousands of attenders expected at almost 300 events taking place between 1-24 October. This year the Festival is running have 10 provocative and entertaining learning events taking mental health and memory Read the full article…