Newsletter Milestone / Open Thread
Earlier in January, two months after the launch of this newsletter,crossed a thousand total subscriptions, and the number has continued to steadily grow! Not only that, the newsletter has attracted an international audience and is read in 71 countries! I am immensely grateful to all the subscribers and readers. For a blog with such specialized interests, I am very heartened by this response. I am particularly thankful to the paid subscribers who chose to support the newsletter early on without knowing much about what it would deliver.
To celebrate this milestone, this is an open thread for all subscribers. You can ask me anything, raise issues for consideration, make suggestions, or share something of interest. I hope we have a critical mass of readers now to experiment with this format.
The newsletter will continue to explore conceptual and scientific issues related to psychiatry and the psy-sciences. I will also continue the curator role and share selected weblinks and excerpts for reading (some of these posts are for paid subscribers only). There are interviews and Q&As in the pipeline in different formats, some of them will be in collaboration with Psychiatric Times (where I previously led the Conversations in Critical Psychiatry series). I would also like to feature additional guest posts.
To remind the readers of my ideological “agenda”… I see myself as engaged in a two-fold mission:
i) To promote a philosophically-informed and scientific practice of psychiatry that robustly engages with the metaphysical, relational, and phenomenological dimensions
ii) To contextualize psychiatry within a broader pluralistic domain of mental healthcare and psy-disciplines, taking into account that it is only one disciplinary approach among many other approaches that remain essential.
Thank you again, and if you have enjoyed this newsletter, I hope you’ll consider spreading the word!
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