Wednesday, 5 September 2007, at 4 pm ET, “click and listen” to a live free web interview with Professor Gail Hornstein who has collected hundreds of personal accounts of people who have experienced being labeled “mad” by the mental health system. Phone in with your questions & comments live. Host of the MindFreedom Live Free Internet Radio Hour is David Oaks.
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Prof. Gail Hornstein of Massachusetts is Next Guest on MindFreedom Free Live Internet Radio
Prof. Hornstein is now one of the world’s experts on these “First Person Accounts of Madness,” and maintains a list of more than 600 titles of such stories. Trained as a social psychologist and the author of a book and dozens of articles, Prof. Hornstein teaches at Mt. Holyoke college in Massachusetts.
Prof. Hornstein has a deep commitment as an academic psychologist, whois not a therapist and has no role in the mental health system, toadvancing the ideas of the psychiatric survivor movement.
The MindFreedom News host is David Oaks, who also sums up the latest “mad news.”
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Prof. Hornstein offered this personal description about her work:
“I teach a course every fall to psychologystudents at my college, called ‘First-Person Narratives of Madness,”which uses survivors’ autobiographical accounts — no texts byprofessionals — to challenge students thinking about ‘mental illness’and ‘treatment.”‘
“The bibliography I circulate currently (in its 3rd edition) has 600titles — and these are only those first-person accounts that have beenpublished and are in English — ranging from the 15th century to lastyear. The bibliography circulates all over the world and is updatedevery few years.
“I have also spent a great deal of time over the past five years inthe UK, immersing myself in the survivor movement there, particularlythe extraordinarily successful work of the Hearing Voices Network (HVN}.
“In fall 2005, I was a participant in HVN’s first formal trainingcourse for hearing voices group facilitators, and I have beenprivileged to be invited to HVN groups all over Britain. I am alwayseager for US audiences to learn more about some of the excitingdevelopments happening there.”
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The Story of MindFreedom Free Live Internet Radio
Formore than a year, since June 2006, MindFreedom Radio Show has supporteda nonviolent revolution in the mental health system. Leaders, authors,activists, mental health professionals, psychiatric survivors andothers who are actively changing and challenging the current mentalhealth system have been featured in live interviews. Listeners havecalled in from around the world.
The weekly show is hostedbypsychiatric rights activist David Oaks, director of MindFreedom. Davidalso experienced the mental health system as a youth when he wasinstitutionalized five times and diagnosed”schizophrenic.” For a brief bio about David click here.
TheProgressive Radio Network produces the show along with several othersfrom its studio in New York City. PRN was founded by radio personalityand health activist leader Gary Null.
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After the distinctive drum beats of the intro music Crazyby Gnarls Barkley, on each MindFreedom News Hour you’llhear a brief summary of the latest news. Then you’ll hear an interviewabout changing the system of care for mental and emotional well being.
Shows have explored thehistory of the psychiatric survivor movement, innovative alternativesto the conventional mental health system, how psychiatric survivorsand concerned mental health professionals are working together on humanrights campaigns, and more.
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