International Conference on Self-Determination

Info The conference organizers announced: “International perspectives on progressive notions of mental health recovery, family supports, community membership, ending forced impoverishment and system change requirements will be part of the focus of the conference. The meetings will feature leaders from across disability and aging and relate the efforts being made across the world to make…

Bed Push Tips

Info Rufus in England has helped organize several successful “Bed Pushes,” where a group in costume pushes a bed (often with a manequin tied down in four-point restraint) through the streets, escaping from the psychiatric system. The Bed Pushes in UK have won national publicity on the BBC. Now Bed Pushes are planned in Germany,…

Ron Bassman, PhD

Info Ron Bassman is author of the new book, A Fight to Be: A Psychologist’s Experience from Both Sides of the Locked Door, available in the MindFreedom madmarket at www.madmarket.org Click to view full-size image… — Size: 26.9 kB Document Actions Print this

Book Review: Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry

Info Document Actions Print this Ron Bassman (pictured here) is a psychologist, a survivor of extreme psychiatric human rights violations, and an author. Ron reviews the book Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry. Book Review: Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry Date Published: Jan 01, 2008 01:00 AM Author: Ron Bassman Review of: Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry co-editors: Peter Stastny and Peter…

Resources, books, publications, reviews

Info Resources, books, publications, reviews Here are reviews and listings of books, publications on human rights and alternatives in the mental health system. Book Review: Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry Ron Bassman (pictured here) is a psychologist, a survivor of extreme psychiatric human rights violations, and an author. Ron reviews the book Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry. Ron Bassman,…

Norman Sartorius

Info Norman Sartorius, MD, past Director of the Division of Mental Health of World Health Organization, retired in 1993. Dr. Sartorius helped conduct studies comparing mental health recovery rates in poor and more developed nations. Click to view full-size image… — Size: 5.4 kB Document Actions Print this