Arts & Culture

Portrait by Chinese artist Xiao Hong










Throughout human history, the workings of the mind have been a rich subject for artistic representation and exploration. This page contains stories about famous artists who have struggled with mental health conditions, historical accounts, book and film reviews, thought-provoking essays, and challenging reflections on how our evolving understanding of mental health is shaping our society.

New research reveals people with mental illness are facing a ‘locked door’ when it comes to getting a job

New research from Rethink Mental Illness reveals just how far we have to go when it comes to making the working world comfortable for people with mental illness. They say that new figures show that people affected by mental illness are facing a ‘locked door’ of prejudice and misunderstanding that keeps them out of the Read more

Do patients who hear voices have the right to refuse psychiatric medicine? A growing movement says yes

This approach underlies a controversial international movement that raises fundamental questions about what it means to be mentally ill. The question at the heart of the debate: Do patients who hear voices have the right to direct their treatment, even if that means rejecting conventional therapies, such as psychiatric medication?

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