Hysteria is self-described as “A memoir of illness, strength and women’s stories throughout history.” In this book, Bryant tells her own journey of diagnoses, what she learns about them, and historical case studies with an equivalent diagnosis.
Creative writing piece by Meera Atkinson in collaboration with formerly incarcerated people with a history of injecting drug use and participants in a recent study by the University of New South Wales.
There was one message that sung through Royal Commission’s final report into Victoria’s mental health system, “the system is broken.”
Our three most-read stories this year encapsulate the adage ‘the personal is political,’ exploring wider issues in the world through lived experiences. Look out for these writers in 2021.
Simon Katterl takes us inside a public mental health hospital where it’s a daily battle for power and control.
Sowing the Moon speaks to the slowness of suburban life and trying to live life under duress in Louisville, where the atmosphere of unrest is particularly pertinent in the central city during this time of protest.
There is no manual for how to practice criminal law, or how to manage the day-to-day stresses, how to manage your clients, their family, or their friends.
Through the lilting analogy of the orchestra, this piece examines the interwoven nature of relationships with family, mental health and music.
How come no one wants to talk about how annoying depression is?
Joe Patterson’s journey to Vietnam summons up a country still marked with the ravages of war, as told through the stories of Australian veterans who now call the place home.
Surrogacy violates the basic human rights of women and children. Dr Renate Klein explains why the practice should be banned in Australia to protect the most vulnerable.