Culture & Society

Morrisons ‘quiet hour’ for autistic shopping introduced

The BBC reports that: “Supermarket chain Morrisons has introduced a weekly ‘quieter hour’ for autistic shoppers who struggle with music and noise. Its 439 UK stores will dim lights, turn music off, avoid using the tannoy and turn check-out beeps down on…
Read more

For Centuries, A Small Town Has Embraced Strangers With Mental Illness

Lulu Miller reports for America’s National Public Radio (NPR): “At the center of Geel, a charming Belgian town less than an hour’s drive from of Antwerp, is a church dedicated to Dymphna, a saint believed to have the power to cure mental disorders. It’s a medieval…
Read more

Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia across Cultures

This book is edited by Prof. Tania Luhrmann & Jocelyn Marrow, and published by the University of California Press (October 2016). The publishers say: “Schizophrenia has long puzzled researchers in the fields of psychiatric medicine and anthropology. Why is it…
Read more

The Hearing Voices Café

“To hear oneself speak is maybe the minimal definition of consciousness.” The Café’s website says: “The designation “Hearing Voices Café” actually applies to every well-patronised coffee shop. At the same time, the phrase “hearing voices” is also associated with the…
Read more


Get the latest posts delivered to your mailbox:

Your email address will not be passed to any other organisation. It will only be used to send you new posts made on this website.