In German: Declaration of Dresden Against Coerced Psychiatric Treatment

Info This is the version in deutsch: Several psychiatric survivor organizations, including MindFreedom International, helped develop and issue this call to end force and coercion in the mental health system. The timing of the statement is to coincide with a special conference by the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) on the subject of coercion in psychiatry…

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Info wpa-dresden A number of psychiatric survivor and mental health consumer organizations have united to speak out directly inside a special conference by the World Psychiatric Association on the topic of ending coercion and force in the mental health system. Psychiatric Survivor Organization Dialogue at World Psychiatric Association Coercion Conference At a special meeting of…

Globalization of psychiatry

Info Globalization of psychiatry Concern about expansion of the mental health industry to poor & developing countries. Q&A with Arthur Kleinman This interview by the Boston Globe of professor Arthur Kleinman — author, psychiatrist, anthropologist, and Director of Harvard’s Asia Center — touches on the medicalization of psychiatry, and cross-cultural mental health issues. Arthur Kleinman…

World Health Organization (WHO) Exposes a Global Emergency of Human Rights Violations in the Mental Health System.

Info The World Health Organization announced they are dedicating International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2005 to all people diagnosed with mental disorders “and the all-too-prevalent violations of their basic human rights.” Benedetto Saraceno, MD, Director; Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse World Health Organization [photo credit: MindFreedom] To draw attention to this crisis…