Madness and Mental Health: London Lectures 2023-4
What is mental health? Can we make sense of psychosis? What’s the connection between mental health and concepts including race & evolution? Explore these questions, among others, through the lens of philosophy at the 2023/4 London Lectures.
“A Flaw in the Great Diamond of the World”: On Contemporary Psychology and the Enigmas of Subjectivity
Louis Sass considers the puzzling nature of human subjectivity and the status of several dominant ways of conceptualizing human existence in contemporary psychology and the psy professions.
Understanding Suicide and Assisted Dying for Persons with Mental Disorders
Mona Gupta explores, and challenges, the problem of how suicidality and assisted dying for persons with mental disorders are framed in political and public debates.
Ethnic Inequalities in Experience of Mental Distress and Illness and Care
Over six decades of research shows that there are ethnic inequalities in the experiences and outcomes of severe mental illness. Kam Bhui shares his views on conceptual confusions, causes, crises, and campaigns drawing on recent research.
Communicating to Increase Agency in Youth Mental Health Treatment Encounters and Beyond
When young people seek help from mental health professionals, these encounters can undermine or increase their sense of agency. Rose McCabe, Michele Lim and Lisa Bartolotti talk about communication in video-recorded encounters between young people and mental healthcare practitioners in emergency services.