How Capitalism Foments Mental Illness & Discourages Well-being – and What’s the Alternative

CW: mental illness, self-harm, suicide Originally published on Red Fightback Self-injury and suicide are last resorts for communicating distress in a society which doesn’t listen and mental illness is often explained away by placing responsibility on the individuals who suffer it. Biological or genetic factors are emphasised and lead to focus on treatments which further […]

Self-help as Capitalism Porn?

Originally published by Consented Magazine. As a teenager whenever my Dad gave me a lift somewhere he’d stick a self-help tape on. The likes of Zig Ziglar or Jim Rohn. He’d chuckle at all their little witticisms and look over at me – did you hear that? Hehe, did you hear that? – Yes, Dad, I’d […]