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The Politics of Mental Health

8 November | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Speakers
Victoria Dutchman-Smith, Journalist and commentator
Emmy Eklundh, Teaching Fellow in Spanish and International Politics, King’s College London
Matthew Ratcliffe, Professor for Theoretical Philosophy, University of Vienna

Chair
Danielle Sands, Fellow, The Forum; Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London

At the intersection of the personal and the political, we explore the relationship between mental health and¬†economics, politics, and society at large. Is it even possible to distinguish between mental illness that derives from an individual’s physiology or childhood experience and that which has broader social or political causes? Why do particular mental illnesses appear to characterize certain eras? Could social change limit the spread of mental illness in contemporary society?

Image credit: James Box, ‘Balance

Details

Date:
8 November
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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Unless otherwise specified, events are free and do not require registration