Going sane

Creative terminologies for challenging times

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  • Published 20210504
  • ISBN: 978-1-922212-59-7
  • Extent: 264pp
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ON THE DAY of The Correspondent’s launch in September 2019, a reader who identified as manic-psychotic sent me an angry note. ‘I’m insulted by your use of the word sanity without even a mention of psychosis,’ he wrote. ‘Is this a joke? Is this supposed to be cute? Call yourself the mental health correspondent. Not the sanity correspondent.’

Here’s the thing. I don’t like the term mental health. I believe mental health has been hopelessly corrupted by big pharma, wellness snake-oil sellers and motivational Instagrammers. I like sanity because sanity is free from these associations.

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Tanmoy Goswami

Tanmoy Goswami writes Sanity by Tanmoy, a newsletter with original reporting and essays on the politics, economics and culture of global mental health. His book...

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