Bonkersfest 2008 Announcement

Info Bonkersfest is a wonderful annual Mad Pride event in UK that brings thousands of people together for creativity, music, costumes, strangeness and even a bit of education about human rights of people in the mental health system! Bonkersfest announces a call for proposals for 2008 events, along with some other wonderfully Mad Pride activity…

Diagnosis and labeling of mental health and illness

Info Diagnosis and labeling of mental health and illness Contemporary and historical approaches to the art of mental health diagnosis “Psychiatry: Medical Fraud or Incompetence” This artricle is a critique of psychiatry’s diagnostic practices, extracted from the work of Bonnie Sigren Busick, RN, MA and Martha Gorman originally published in 1986, delving into issues surrounding…

Scientific article: Neuroleptic (antipsychotic) drugs may cause cell death.

Info This medical research revealed that the neuroleptics (also known as antipsychotics) may not only shrink the brain, but cause actual cell death. For an abstract, full text, and to download a free PDF of the below article click this link: http://www.nature.com/npp/journal/v32/n6/abs/1301233a.html Effect of Chronic Exposure to Antipsychotic Medication on Cell Numbers in the Parietal…

To Dialogue or Not to Dialogue (With Anyone)?

Info Filed Under: activism MindFreedom is encouraging mediated dialogue and negotiation with organizations representing psychiatric and other mental health professionals, under some circumstances. What do you think? MindFreedom worked with several other mental health consumer and psychiatric survivor organizations to provide representatives to attend a meeting of the World Psychiatric Association in Dresden, Germany in…