Andrea DoSantos

Info Document Actions Print this Personal Stories Andrea DoSantos “What led to the mania was actually an antidepressant. I was prescribed “PROZAC,” which after a month or so got rid of the depression but lead to a full blown manic episode. The fact that I had the mania as a side effect of Prozac was…

Robert D Ewbank

Info Document Actions Print this Personal Stories Robert D Ewbank “I got to Clinic 3 in the morning and I was on the floor crying because I didn’t want to see anybody hurt. It was like a zoo. It was like a weird, toxic, horrible, blown-out nuclear plague that you couldn’t wake up from. It…

Leonard R Frank

Info Document Actions Print this Personal Stories Leonard R Frank “We have to be witnesses for those millions who are not speaking up now for whatever reason. That’s the role that I feel our movement needs to play right now in society–to speak up, tell the truth about what we have known, what we have…

Victoria D Gaines

Info Document Actions Print this Personal Stories Victoria D Gaines “I am just naturally an energetic, passionate, playful enthusiastic, non-conformist weirdo who can be taken for a nut when it so suits peoples’ fancies. Once I realized what was going on in my life, I made sure I got away from those in the mental…

Robert J Gray

Info Document Actions Print this Personal Stories Robert J Gray “At first, I was tricked into voluntarily taking Navane and Haldol by being told that I had to take them as a condition of having shelter.” Born: 31 July 1962 Contact info: St. Paul, Minnesota,USA Currently doing: Robert is a 411 operator. Mental health experience:…

Barb Greene

Info Document Actions Print this Personal Stories Barb Greene “Looking back, I realize that I was heartbroken because I was in this horrible living situation and not getting any support or validation for how I was feeling. Instead of dealing with that, they shocked my mind. This treatment was completely and totally irrelevant to what…

Jody A Harmon

Info Document Actions Print this Personal Stories Jody A Harmon “I’m a psychiatric survivor, and I don’t use that term loosely. I have been stored in warehouses labeled hospitals. I have endured weekly lectures termed therapy. I have been zapped until my brain burns white. I have been held down, tied down, put down. I…

Leah I Harris

Info Document Actions Print this Personal Stories Leah I Harris “How wrong it all was I wouldn’t realize until over a decade had passed and I began to educate myself about the psychiatric survivor movement. Now that I look back, I think it’s obscene that a traumatized little child would be drugged up. It makes…

Mike Hlebechuk

Info Document Actions Print this Personal Stories Mike Hlebechuk “Why did the doctors tell me–an intelligent, gifted person–that I would never work, would never get through school, would be on medications for the rest of my life, and should stay on social security disability indefinitely? I tend to excel at whatever I do, but I…

Susie K Irwin

Info Document Actions Print this Personal Stories Susie K Irwin “I want to be a part of connecting to other people–letting them know they’re not alone, and helping them discover within themselves that they can do whatever they can set their minds to.” Born: 06 July 1969 Contact info: Portland, Oregon, USA Currently doing: Susie…