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The Stranger Returns: The Politics of Mental Health and Nietzsche on Forgiving and Forgetting

December 27, 2023 Acid Horizon
Acid Horizon
The Stranger Returns: The Politics of Mental Health and Nietzsche on Forgiving and Forgetting
Show Notes

CW: self-harm, suicide, clinical challenges to gender transitioning

The final episode of Acid Horizon for 2023 is an informal conversation between Craig and The Stranger (twitter: @4Q248). Together we discuss the politics of mental health, Nietzsche versus Psychoanalysis--and we indulge a little bit of playful dreamwork at the end. Thank you for supporting us this year!

Links to research referenced in the episode:

Why Depression Rates Are Higher Among Liberals:  https://magazine.columbia.edu/article/why-depression-rates-are-higher-among-liberals

Mental Illness and the Left: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341609819_Mental_Illness_and_the_Left

Are liberals truly more depressed than conservatives?: https://news.northeastern.edu/2023/05/31/mental-health-politics-liberal-conservative/

Contributing factors to suicide: Political, social, cultural and economic: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743521000827

Suicide rates tend to rise under Tory rule:  https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2002/sep/19/uk.conservatives

Right-wing governments 'increase suicide rates': https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn2817-right-wing-governments-increase-suicide-rates/

Republicans Report Much Better Mental Health Than Others: https://news.gallup.com/poll/102943/republicans-report-much-better-mental-health-than-others.aspx



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