The Royal College of Psychiatrists Writes Open Letter to Challenge Stigma (Updated 25.10.13)

awarenessThe Royal College of Psychiatrists along with journal editors, other charities and blog/twitter mental health campaigner @sectioned_ have joined forces to write an open letter to Thorpe Park about ‘The Asylum’ maze. This is a profound letter which explicitly outlines the reasons why the maze is stigmatising. The letter addresses injustices including those that happened in older Asylums and how this relates to perceptions of the Asylum maze.

Care of the mentally ill in the UK and elsewhere has been transformed for the better and so too have the approaches to challenging stigma.

Index: There are indices for the TAWOP site here and here Twitter: You can follow ‘The Amazing World of Psychiatry’ Twitter by clicking on this link. Podcast: You can listen to this post on Odiogo by clicking on this link (there may be a small delay between publishing of the blog article and the availability of the podcast). It is available for a limited period. TAWOP Channel: You can follow the TAWOP Channel on YouTube by clicking on this link. Responses: If you have any comments, you can leave them below or alternatively e-mail Disclaimer: The comments made here represent the opinions of the author and do not represent the profession or any body/organisation. The comments made here are not meant as a source of medical advice and those seeking medical advice are advised to consult with their own doctor. The author is not responsible for the contents of any external sites that are linked to in this blog. Conflicts of Interest: For potential conflicts of interest please see the About section.

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