Keep proper journalism alive. It's time to Back the Cable

The Politics of Mental Health

Talks
  • 05/06/24
  • 19:00 - 21:00
  • £4.50 - £9

More details: https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/whats-on/prsc/wed-5-jun-the-politics-of-mental-health-107774#e107774


This event is part of Indie News Week 2024! Find out more about Indie News Week.

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 explores in her Mad World talk.

Micha Frazer-Carroll is a journalist involved with a number of radical health and healing initiatives. She founded and edited Blueprint, a lived experience-led mental health magazine, and was the opinion editor at gal-dem, a magazine created by people of colour of marginalised genders. Micha has also written for Vogue, HuffPost, Huck and Dazed. She was nominated for the Comment Awards’ Fresh New Voice of the Year Award, and the Observer/Anthony Burgess Award for Arts Criticism.

Last year, she published MAD WORLD, which takes a radical political approach to carve out new politics regarding mental health. She organises with and does press work for several abolitionist groups.

In this talk, Micha offers a radical alternative view to the pathologisation and systemic gatekeeping of mental health held by our society.

Discounts of up to 50% for Bristol Cable members – consider joining, if you haven’t already!

Join our newsletter

Get the essential stories you won’t find anywhere else

Subscribe to the Cable newsletter to get our weekly round-up direct to your inbox every Saturday

Join our newsletter

Get the essential stories you won’t find anywhere else

Subscribe to the Cable newsletter to get our weekly round-up direct to your inbox every Saturday