Why protest the American Psychiatric Association (APA)? Psychiatric rights activists Susan Rogers (photo on right) and Frank Blankenship reported about the protest in Philadelphia of the APA Annual Meeting. “Why – or why not – protest the APA?” Host: Celia Brown.
Above: Susan Rogers helped organize the protest of the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
This was a successful show on Saturday, 12 May 2012, with great guests, host and live call-ins.
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BELOW is the original announcement with guest and host information.
Listen and call in live as two activists report on and discuss the protest of the American Psychiatric Association’s upcoming Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
- SUSAN ROGERS, one of the coordinators of Occupy APA, directs the National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse, a peer-run national technical assistance center funded in part by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). For more info about Susan click here. (Organization listed for identification purposes only; Photo by Corinna West, Wellness Wordworks.)
- FRANK BLANKENSHIP is a long-time activist, blogger and protester for human rights in the mental health system, and founder of MindFreedom Florida. Frank chairs the MFI Affiliate Support Committee. Check out his blog Lunatic Fringe, highly critical of the mental health industry abuses. Frank’s photo on right is when he protested the APA at the headquarters.
The protest itself was held directly across the street from the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association when they met in Philadelphia on 5 May 2012.
For news, photos, video, etc. from this event, along with info about solidarity events and how you can participate anywhere, go to www.boycottnormal.org.
- HOST: CELIA BROWN (right) is a psychiatric survivor in New York City, and President of MindFreedom International, based in Eugene, Oregon. Celia is shown on right protesting the American Psychiatric Association when they met in San Francisco.
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