Empowering Minds Podcast: What is normal? | Episode 4

What is normal?

What is normal in the mental health experience? MHE Policy Manager Laura Marchetti is joined by four experts to unpack the understanding of normality and mental health.

  • Dr Zsófia Demjén, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at the UCL Centre for Applied Linguistics in London explores how language influences the way we frame and understand mental (ill) health.
  • Professor Peter Kinderman from the University of Liverpool (UK) sheds light on how mental health and normality are approached in medical practice.
  • Kees Dijkman, mental health ambassador from the Netherlands, turns attention to the media landscape and how it translates into the way mental health and mental health issues are portrayed.
  • Dominique de Marné, social entrepreneur and mental health advocate from Germany, talks about her own personal experience and the misconceptions around the notion of normality.

About Empowering Minds Podcast 

Empowering Minds is a podcast by Mental Health Europe featuring conversations with mental health experts, psychologists and psychiatrists, practitioners and people with lived experience. Mental health is approached from an intersectional perspective, addressing the stigma around this topic and empowering the listeners on their mental health journey.

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