Asylum magazine

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Asylum Magazine is a quarterly not-for-profit publication described by its creators as a "forum for debate about mental health and psychiatry". It is based in the UK, and was first published in 1986. It was established by Alec Jenner, Phil Virden, Lin Bigwood, among others. It is currently published by PCCS books, and is run by an editorial collective of unpaid volunteers. The magazine contains articles, cartoons, news and comments and a creative writing section, covering controversial issues around psychiatry. Anyone can submit content to the magazine, but the Editorial Collective claims to "particuatly focus on content that would not be found in the mainstream press". The magazine was re-launched in 2010, after a short break. Inspired by the Democratic Psychiatry movement in Italy, the first issue contained a long interview with R. D. Laing. The Magazine runs conferences, public meetings and other events.



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