Two dynamic “STOP PSYCHIATRIC PROFILING” activists (Tina Minkowitz and Eva Dech) discuss their CREATIVE MALADJUSTMENT to the human rights abuses of discriminatory public policy initiatives like the NY SAFE Act. LIVE on Saturday, 9 March 2013, at 2 pm ET, 11 am PT; we’ll be taking your calls at (646) 595-2125.
ALTERNATIVE MENTAL HEALTH RADIO
Tina Minkowitz and Eva Dech — two dynamic organizers behind the “ — and guest host Celia Brown discuss the threat of public policy initiatives (like the ) to the rights of any person with a psychiatric label. With the current push to expand diagnostic criteria to include virtually ALL members of our society, this is an issue that concerns every American citizen!
Legislation in multiple states proposes to:
– expand forced outpatient commitment laws
– create databases of people who have received psychiatric labels
– conduct street “round ups” of individuals perceived to be “mentally ill,” like .
Minkowitz, Dech, and other “” activists are using a variety of creative methods to draw public attention to these human rights abuses, and will be sharing information on how MindFreedom volunteers, members, and supporters can get involved in their important campaign!
TINA MINKOWITZ is a co-drafter of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and is known as an international leader in the user/survivor and disability movements. She is founder and president of the Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry, and international representative of the World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry, and has convened a Campaign to Repeal Mental Health Laws focusing on the U.S. and Canada. She initiated a call to action to stop psychiatric profiling, in collaboration with others in Occupy Psychiatry, the Campaign to Repeal Mental Health Laws, We The People and associates participating through Facebook.
EVA DECH is a statewide trainer and community organizer for the Mental Health Empowerment Project, Inc. She is a trauma survivor, human rights advocate and activist. As an advocate for 20 years, Eva has fought for systems transformation in becoming person-centered, recovery focused, trauma-informed, culturally competent, and strengths-based. Eva developed and coordinated a peer run, peer support and advocacy group for nine years. Eva is a Family Development Credential trainer, as well as an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainer. She continues to help change policy and create innovative alternative supports that promote human rights, self-determination, empowerment, recovery and individual choice for people with disabilities and for people with psychiatric labels.
Join TINA MINKOWITZ, EVA DECH and guest host CELIA BROWN for an exciting dialogue about the STOP PSYCHIATRIC PROFILING campaign, and learn how YOU can get involved in this important movement to protect human rights!
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Do you have stories of psychiatric profiling in your area? Do you have ideas for effective ways to boost the campaign against these human rights abuses? We’ll be taking your calls at (646) 595-2125.
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