Do delusions have and give meaning?
This paper , co-authored by Rosa Ritunnano and Lisa Bortolotti, has been published in Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. The abstract says: “Delusions are often portrayed as paradigmatic instances of incomprehensibility and meaninglessness. Here we investigate the relationship between delusions and…
We often discuss why lived experience improves research quality, but what about the ‘how’?
My Story, Our Future: a storytelling project about living with psychosis
“There was not a single ‘typical’ story that emerged. Instead we found people navigating through their lives in a variety of ways. People talked about specific challenges, individual skills, abilities and strengths, and held different hopes and aspirations for the…
On Not Having Had The Experience
As part of the “Pioneer Dialogues” at South Florida State Hospital, psychiatrist Dr. Peter Stastny gave the following talk: “… Mental health professionals like me suffer from a serious condition: most of us have never experienced the kind of agony…
The Big Anxiety Festival (2017, Australia)
The Big Anxiety brought together artists, scientists and communities to question and re-imagine the state of mental health in the 21st century. It presented over 60 events across Greater Sydney (Australia) from September 20th – November 11th 2017, tackling the…