Mental Illness

The Dying of the Light

A German novelist reflects on his time working at a home for the mentally ill, and the moral dilemmas surrounding euthanasia that have shaped his writing life

Obvious Remedy

The politically correct use euphemism as a means of control, but language itself resists this and fights back

Action on Addiction

This month's small organisation making a big difference

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"