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World Gone Mad: The crisis of capitalism and mental health

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In World Gone Mad, activist, social worker and Marxist Jessica Cassell explores the many and complex ways that the conditions of life under capitalism influences and impedes our mental health. Ultimately, a sick and unjust society makes us unwell, pointing to the need for radical social change to address the mental health crisis we are facing globally. Cover artist: @Pixiewithpens

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In World Gone Mad, activist, social worker and Marxist Jessica Cassell explores the many and complex ways that the conditions of life under capitalism influences and impedes our mental health. Ultimately, a sick and unjust society makes us unwell, pointing to the need for radical social change to address the mental health crisis we are facing globally. Cover artist: @Pixiewithpens

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World Gone Mad: The crisis of capitalism and mental health

Latest release on Aug 14, 2020

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Rank #1: Capitalism and the developing brain

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Our brains do not develop in a vacuum but are heavily shaped by early childhood experiences of chronic poverty, stress, abuse, and violence. These adverse childhood experiences which alter the brain's circuitry and our body's stress response systems, are all rooted in the capitalist system and the exploitation, oppression, and inter-generational trauma that stems from it. In this episode I draw on modern developments in neuroscience and childhood development research to demonstrate that life under capitalism impairs optimal childhood development with serious repercussions throughout life. 

Aug 14 2020

35mins

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Rank #2: Work, alienation and mental health

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In this episode I look at how capitalist alienation and the loss of autonomy, denial of self, and the estrangement from humanity and each other it entails, is detrimental to our mental health.

Jun 15 2020

42mins

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Rank #3: It's Not You, It's Capitalism

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In the first episode of World Gone Mad I give a general introduction to how the conditions of life under the sick and unjust capitalist system erodes our collective mental health.  

May 07 2020

46mins

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Rank #4: World Gone Mad: The crisis of capitalism and mental health (Trailer)

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Apr 22 2020

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