“Programme will help identify potential suicide victims”

The above newspaper headline is from a report in the Kerryman newspaper, 27th November 2003. The report describes a “new training programme aimed at helping health service professionals to improve … Continue reading “Programme will help identify potential suicide victims”

“Latter-day anti-psychiatrists”

My worry about a sweeping term like ‘latter-day anti-psychiatrists’ is that it risks including those who have suffered harmful consequences of medications taken as prescribed. [Please note: all the descriptions … Continue reading “Latter-day anti-psychiatrists”

A Scottish Perspective

This perspective by Jennifer McBain featured in the Herald, 8 May 2021. Jennifer McBain begins by saying that Scotland’s Mental health system “is failing us all”. I share this conclusion. … Continue reading A Scottish Perspective

Inside Science

In today’s Scotsman, the Inside Science column is by Stephen Lawrie, Professor of Psychiatry at Edinburgh University. It can be read here . As a native of Edinburgh and a … Continue reading Inside Science