Latest articles on Mental Illness

We should not weaponise mental illness

The case of Roxanne Joseph lays bare society’s inconsistencies about who deserves our empathy

Beyond betrayal: Is redemption possible for a journalist who lived a lie?

A young reporter lied about having cancer. Did her well-connected father cross the line protecting her? And does it endanger trust in journalism?

Rapists who prey on the mentally ill

Mentally ill men and women are easy targets for rapists, who are often known to them, and they don’t always report such incidents through fear

WHO removes classification of transgenderism as a mental illness

The WHO has recategorised transgenderism from being a ‘mental disorder’ to being a condition relating to ‘sexual health’

Mining joy from anxiety’s depths

That nagging fear may cause you to fall apart, but it may also serve as a call to action

Maneta wears his mind on his sleeve

Mental illness, feminism and racism are explored in a new collection of short stories by Rofhiwa Maneta

On our ill-conceived normality: An ode to ‘the mad ones’​

In the words of Edgar Allan Poe: “Men have called me mad, but the question is not settled whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence …

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