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The Politics of Mental Health (the Forum)

8 November, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

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?

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

Venue

Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building, London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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