Mad Theater

Info Mad Theater Use of theater in ways that may help human rights and alternatives in mental health system. Call Me Crazy Information about play “Call Me Crazy” by Paula Caplan, including free access to the script. “Call Me Crazy” skewers psychiatric labeling. Document Actions Print this

Onion vs. Psychiatric Absurdity

Info The humorous satire publication The Onion slyly challenges excess and human rights violations in the mental health system in many creative fictional ways, that seem all too-true. Here are some examples. [Updated 22 Dec. 2010] Examples of The Onion satire skewering psychiatric ridiculousness:     Check out links below to some of the ‘mental…

More U.S. Children Being Diagnosed With Youthful Tendency Disorder

Info Document Actions Print this The satiric publication The Onion has run dozens of articles skewering psychiatric oppression through fictional seemingly-true stories, here’s a brilliant example. More U.S. Children Being Diagnosed With Youthful Tendency Disorder Date Published: Sep 27, 2000 03:00 AM Source: The Onion http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28223/print/ Issue 36•34 REDLANDS, CA–Nicholas and Beverly Serna’s daughter Caitlin…

Humor

Info Humor Nothing like humor to help challenge mental health oppression. More U.S. Children Being Diagnosed With Youthful Tendency Disorder The satiric publication The Onion has run dozens of articles skewering psychiatric oppression through fictional seemingly-true stories, here’s a brilliant example. Onion vs. Psychiatric Absurdity The humorous satire publication The Onion slyly challenges excess and…

Mad Poetry

Info Mad Poetry Poetry cannot be silenced by psychiatric oppression. Here are some examples. Also, MindFreedom Journal has usually had a column of excerpts of Mad Poetry, edited by Bonnie Schell; see info about the journal elsewhere on this web site. You may submit poetry to that column at poetry(at)mindfreedom(dot)org. Please note that by submitting…

“Alphabet,” world social forum, psychiatry

Info A creative individual submitted an ‘alphabet’ about the mental health system to MindFreedom, that is intended to educate the World Social Forum. [Background: The “World Social Forum” is an enormous event gathering together many different people from multiple issues about social justice, etc. Below is a forwarded creative piece from psychiatric survivors who intend…

Mad Arts Artist Wins Half Million Dollars

Info A New York City-based artist who works on transforming abandoned psychiatric institutions into memorials with art (such as Northampton State Hospital in Massachusetts) won a MacArthur “Genius Award” of $500,000. Anna Schuleit, artist from Chronicle of Philanthropy – 19 September 2006 MacArthur Foundation Names Recipients of ‘Genius Awards’ By Marty Michaels The John D.…