Australians leaflet World Psychiatric Association conference

Info When the World Psychiatric Association held a major meeting in Melbourne, Australia, psychiatric survivor activists representing three different groups were there to leaflet participants from all over the world on opening day, reports psychiatric survivor David Webb. Aussie psychiatric survivors protest at WPA conference with tshirt power and the Dresden Declaration — David in…

WPA 2008 meetings

Info This is a list from the World Psychiatric Association web site about their meetings, or co-sponsored meetings, in 2008. Disclaimer: this is not necessarily an endorsement of any activity in these events. [As of 20 Sept. 2007]. 2008 WPA CO-SPONSORED CONFERENCE (Zone 3) TITLE:            “5th National Congress, National Institute    Of Social Security &…

70 Years of Coercion in German Psychiatric Institutions, Experienced and Witnessed

Info Keynote speech from June 7, 2007, by Dorothea Buck, Honorary Chair of the German Bundesver-band Psychiatrie-Erfahrener, at the congress “Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: A Comprehensive Review”, run by the World Psychiatric Organisation in Dresden, Germany, June 6 – 8, 2007. This is in PDF format. buck-wpa-2007-e.pdf — PDF document, 78Kb Document Actions Print this

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…