• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
Theme: therapy culture

Being mentally ill: the new normal?

Everyday challenges are being rebranded psychological crises.

Stop medicalising pupils’ normal tensions and anxieties as mental health conditions

If we want to make children more resilient, we must avoid interpreting all their behaviour in terms of psychological issues.

Teaching consent, policing intimacy

Consent classes turn relationships into business transactions.

Hey, grown-ups: put down the colouring pens!

Adult colouring-books speak to the infantilisation of the West.

You can’t inherit Holocaust trauma

Survivors’ children need to free themselves from their parents’ past.

Islamic State propaganda buys into Western culture of victimhood

Turning slavery into the West’s original sin

Today's obsession with slavery has more to do with misanthropy than history.

Marital bickering is none of the state’s business

Politicians should butt out of the emotional lives of husbands and wives.

Nudge: a war on moral judgement

Cass Sunstein’s latest combines banal insight with pernicious intent.

Mindfulness is a fad, not a revolution

We’re told it can cure the lame and heal the sick, but a remedy for stressed-out executives has no place in our classrooms

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