This Wednesday, 15 August 2007, at 4 pm ET, hear a live interview with GEOFFREY REAUME in Toronto, Canada. Phone in with your questions & comments live and toll free. Host is David Oaks.

Geoffrey Reaume giving one of his “walking tours” of mad people’s history in Toronto (photo by Graeme Bacque).

This Wednesday,  15 August 2007,  4 pm ET:

Geoffrey Reaume on MindFreedom Free Live Internet Radio

People have been labeled “mad” for centuries. Does this community ofpeople have a “mad history” to tell in their own words?

Hear from a professional archivist andhistorian from Toronto, Canada who is a psychiatric survivor: GeoffreyReaume.

You can phone in to the show LIVE with your comments and questions.

The free LIVE MindFreedom News Internet Radio Show can be heard this Wednesday, 15 August 2007 at 4 pm Eastern Time by clicking on:

Geoffrey Reaume not only believes there’s a “mad history,” but he:

  • teaches mad history at a university as an associate professor…
  • has written a book on mad history entitled Remembrance of Patients Past: Patient Life at the Toronto Hospital for the Insane, 1870-1940)
  • gives walking tours throughout Toronto of our “mad people’s history”…
  • and has helped start one of the very few  archives of the psychiatric survivormovement.

Geoffrey will also talk about recent events in Toronto, including their infamous Mad Pride celebrations that include theater, mayoral proclamations, music, historical walks through Toronto and more. For Mad Pride 2007 info click here

The MindFreedom News host is David Oaks, who also sums up the latest “mad news.”

Phone numbers to call in live are announced during the show. The show may start a minute or two late. You may e-mail in questions & comments at any time that may be read live during the show at

More About “Mad People’s Historian” Geoffrey Reaume:

Geoffrey Reaume teaches Mad People’s History at York University in Toronto, Canada where he is Associate Professor in the Critical Disability Studies graduate program.

Geoffrey’s doctoral dissertation on “mental patient” life inside the Toronto Hospital for the Insane was published in 2000.

His study was made into a play which was staged by psychiatric survivors.

Geoffrey is a co-founder of Psychiatric Survivor Archives, Torontoand is involved in preserving and memorializing mad people’s historicalsites, documents and artifacts with other psychiatric survivorsincluding MindFreedom. For info on the PSAT go to

Upcoming August MindFreedom Radio Shows..

… next two guests are also from outside the USA, all live on Wednesdays at 4 pm ET:

  • 22 August: Don Weitz , also from Ontario, a well-known leader in challenging the psychiatric system.
  • 29 August: Sue Clark, an electroshock survivor activist from Canada, see her web site

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.

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