Through The Maze To Happiness share article: 5 February 1984 Mental Health new internationalist 132 February 1984 MENTAL HEALTH The maze Through the maze to happiness There is no single route to happiness. But this New Internationalist guide maps out the options, helps you avoid blind alleys and short-cuts to despair, and points you in more or less the right direction. Click here or on the maze below to enlarge it. X New Internationalist is a lifeline for activists, campaigners and readers who value independent journalism. It is free to read online – please support us so we can keep it that way. Support us » Support us » Support us » Related Articles What if…we decolonized mental health services? Husna Ara rethinks our collective response to distress. What if we got our attention back? Vanessa Baird makes the case for being true to our brains. The depth of a scar: Kashmir’s PTSD crisis A photo story by Faisal Magray explores the psychological toll of Kashmir’s decades-long conflict. Locked away forever Inside Ukraine’s psychiatric institutions: Madeline Roache reports. The interveners In India, Sophie Cousins spends time with women activists who are slowly shifting the stigma around mental health and getting... Laughing and crying online Social media use is correlated with mental health problems. But is it simply cause and effect? Marcus Gilroy-Ware finds out. A deeper pain The daily reality of life in Gaza creates unseen psychological scars, writes psychiatrist Samah Jabr. Beyond burnout Post-traumatic stress disorder is an occupational hazard for activists on the frontline, says Amy Hall. Looking East: could meditation help cure the West's addiction to antidepressants? Mischa Wilmers asks whether mindfulness meditation could offer a safer, more effective alternative to pharmaceuticals. A creative shift for Vietnam Art is being used to help disadvantaged children find their place in society. Yan Zhi Lai reports. ‘To my dear mother’: living with dementia Noreen Sadik bears witness to the terrible decline of a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Corporates cashing in on mental-health diagnosis Some of the experts who put together a popular psychiatry manual have fingers in Big Pharma pies, reports Adam McGibbon. Mental health – The Facts Prevalence, provision, dangerousness and discrimination-related figures for mental illness worldwide: a zoomable infographic. A healthy mind in a healthy society Mental health shouldn’t just be about individuals, we need strong communities too. Dinyar Godrej makes the case. When Western therapies fail Is a Western approach the best way to engage with the mental health issues of other cultures? Nick Harvey visits Burmese refugees... Staying sane in a mad world The world can be a distressing place. Iris Gonzales meets the organizers of a stress and trauma workshop and learns some... First Person Pili Akili from Tanzania and Amarakoon Disanayaka Piyasena from Sri Lanka talk about living with mental illness in village... Anita Khemka An image from inside an Indian mental hospital by *Anita Khemka*. Currents Seasons Of The Mind, Storms Of The Soul. new internationalist More depressing news According to the World Health Organization, depression will be the second most debilitating disease in the world by 2020. Endpiece E N D P I E C E Action And Worth Reading new internationalist issue 209 - July 1990 Simply... Understanding Distress new internationalist issue 209 - July 1990 Sello And Medusa new internationalist issue 209 - July 1990 The Same Difference new internationalist issue 209 - July 1990 Learning To Live With The Fear Of Madness new internationalist issue 209 - July 1990 Images Of Madness new internationalist issue 209 - July 1990 The Madness Of Hunger new internationalist issue 209 - July 1990 Fear And Freedom new internationalist issue 209 - July 1990 The Facts new internationalist issue 209 - July 1990 The Good Doctor new internationalist issue 209 - July 1990 Asylum For Mr H new internationalist issue 209 - July 1990 Am I Mad? Bedlam And Beyond The Birth Of The Blues Chinese Puzzle The Facts A Consumer's Guide To Therapy Mother's Little Helper Explore your passions by topic and region ClimateDemocracyEconomicsTechnologyHuman RightsMigrationMinoritiesWar & Peace Subscribe Ethical Shop Magazine Subscriber login Subscriber help Co-owners Support us Contact us Advertise Jobs Policies Never miss another story again! Get our free regular enews.