‘Mad’ and proud of it

Info Document Actions Print this One of the largest newspapers in Canada ran this article about a Mad Student Society, where college students with psychiatric labels organize together for mutual support and social change. ‘Mad’ and proud of it Date Published: Nov 18, 2009 12:00 AM Author: Philip Fine Source: Globe and Mail Lucy Costa…

Respect

A poem about the hypocrisy of people who abuse someone, then criticize that person for showing the effects of their abuse. Respect* You verbally, physically, and sexually . . . abuse me. And, of being nuts—and a slut—falsely accuse me. Then hide . . . behind your crosses. Your wealth and . . . your gold rings. And your titles. And your land. And your fancy clothes and things. And all o’ your other . . . so-called signs . . . of respectability. I’ll…

Tommy Doesn’t Play Much Anymore

A poem about the psychiatric drugging of children.   Tommy Doesn’t Play Much* Tommy doesn’t play much . . . any more. He doesn’t care . . . to . . . explore. He has no thoughts . . . of his own. He spends most of his time . . . alone. Tommy listens to his teacher. He’s a good little boy. He’s his parents’ . . . pride . . . and joy. Though when the firebell sounds, it don’t appear . . . Tom . . . can hear. Tommy don’t ask: “Where?” Or “When?” Since his shrink . . . gave him Ritalin.† He’s never a pain. He’s a good little boy. His parents’ drugged . . . pride . . . and joy. Tommy’s easy to…

New Album by Psychiatric Survivor Activist

Info Below is a press release concerning the release of Leah Harris’ new spoken word album, ‘Take Refuge.’ ‘Take Refuge’ – The New Album by Leah Harris “FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Psychiatric Survivor Activist Releases Spoken Word Album Album’s themes include human rights, psychiatric oppression, and liberation ‘Take Refuge,’ Leah Harris’ debut spoken word album, is…