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Step into the irreverent world of disabled cartoonist Crippen aka Dave Lupton, who has been in the vanguard of disability arts movement for more years than he cares to mention. His work has appeared in mainstream press, on TV and film and is now probably the best Disabled cartoonist in the world!

We're MAD and we're angry!

15 October 2010

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A poster for the demonstration against benefit cuts on the 26th October

On Tuesday 26th October 2010 at Speakers Corner, Hyde Park at 1300 hours, the campaigning group MAD PRIDE have organised a day of action to oppose welfare benefits cuts for people labelled Mentally Ill. UK mental health service users and survivors will publicly assemble to re-enact the opening chapter of Michel Foucault´s seminal book ‘Discipline and Punishment’. A life-size effigy of a prominent Conservative/ Liberal Democrat merger politician will be publicly executed...

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A poem by Infannity entitled Bin

26 August 2010

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Crippen's cartoon based on a poem on mental health by Infannity

I'm often asked to produce some artwork or a cartoon for a piece of poetry or prose that has been created by a fellow artist. This one in particular fired my imagination and made me want to share it with you. BIN (for Jimmy Fingers, with peace love and understanding) The place has walls, I can touch them if I wish, I could no longer tell you their colour they are the same colour as all the walls in all the other places. Here I wander Here I touch and feel Here no-one can hurt me. Here I am...

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Crippen hears from a mental health system survivor about 'safe and well' checks

9 April 2010

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Crippen's cartoon about mental health 'safe and well' checks

It's not unexpected that people who experience severe mental distress generally find night times the worst time to be alone. This is compounded by mental health trusts not being required to have any more than a tick box quota of staff available at night. In fact, most don't bother providing any real service during this time other than fielding a token Crisis Team often consisting of only two people. I talked to a survivor who attended a recent workshop regarding mental health Crisis Teams. She...

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Crippen looks at the 'cash for drugs' treatment plan

11 October 2009

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Crippen's cartoon about cash for drugs in mental health treatment

A team of doctors at Queen Mary, University of London, hopes to encourage "difficult" patients to comply with treatment by paying them for every jab of anti-psychotic drugs that they have. ‘Experts’ believe a third of patients given the label of bipolar or schizophrenia fail to comply with their prescribed medication regime causing relapses and a higher cost to the NHS. They claim that missing as few as one to 10 days of oral anti-psychotic therapy nearly doubles the risk...

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