A Future with No Future: Depression, the Left, and the Politics of Mental Health
Mikkel Krause Frantzen
"Maybe a good place to start, then, with regards to the politics of depression, is to collectivize suffering, externalize blame, communize care. At this point, the question of responsibility returns in all its force. The neoliberal responsibilization of the depressed subject must be rejected, and, also, replaced by an idea of collective responsibility."
Adapted from Mikkel Krause Frantzen's book "Going Nowhere, Slow", "A Future with No Future: Depression, the Left, and the Politics of Mental Health" stresses the urgency of repoliticizing mental health within a neoliberal capitalist context that seeks to individualize, pathologize and cultivate guilt, thus obscuring systemic readings of depression.
@lidia_p Thanks for sharing. Finally had a moment to read it!
"The perpetuum mobile of capitalism and its exhaustion of resources also pertains to mental resources"
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