An open letter to What Doctors Don't Tell You magazine by Dude Swheatie of Kwug
Benefit sanctions are applied with the excuse of ‘doubt’ rather than ‘reasonable doubt’ and so half of 'reconsidered' (pre-appeal) benefit sanctions are overturned when challenged.(1) The application of a sanction on the basis of ‘doubt’ without reason is an example of authoritarianism.
"[directly linking] cuts to public services with mental health problems. Well-established psychological research that explains these links already exists. However, this knowledge has been missing from the debate on austerity so far."(3)
"use the terms 'emotional wellbeing', 'distress' and 'mental health problems' rather than 'mental illness' ... because there is disagreement about whether emotional difficulties are best understood as a product of individual pathology, or a consequence of toxic environments and difficult life experiences."