Independent Radical Publishing
Thu, 24 Aug 2023
Boughton House, Kettering, NN14 3AG, UK
Join Micha Frazer-Carroll for her discussion of 'Mad World: The Politics of Mental Health' at this year's notorious Greenbelt Festival.
Mental health affects us all, and yet it remains elusive as a concept.
Does getting a diagnosis help or hinder? How is mental wellbeing, which is often incredibly personal, driven by widespread societal suffering? Can it be a social construct and real at the same time?
These are some of the big questions Micha Frazer-Carroll asks as she reveals mental health to be a political issue that needs deeper understanding beyond today’s ‘awareness raising’ campaigns.
Exploring the history of asylums and psychiatry; the relationship between disability and broader liberation movements; alternative models of care; the relationship between art and mental health; law and the decarceration of mental health, Mad World is a radical and hopeful antidote to pathologisation, gatekeeping and the policing of imagination.
This year’s Greenbelt Festival will be between 24/08/23 – 27/08/23. The date of this talk will be confirmed soon.