history of psychiatric treatment

History of psychiatric treatment

Watch the rest of the Voices for Choices series NARRATION: Mental health treatment has come in many forms throughout history. For most of history, people considered “crazy” were banished, beaten, or kept locked away in cellars and attics. In 17th-century Europe, they were confined in large institutions, not for purposes of treatment, but to remove…

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Voices for Choices: Introduction

Watch the rest of the Voices for Choices series NARRATION: Voices for Choices is the first of its kind. Courageous individuals speak out about their experience with the mental health system’s use of force and coercion. They share about alternative approaches and healing modalities they have explored and their effective approaches to organizing and activism.…

Media and Mental Health Issues

Info media-and-mental-health Document Actions Print this Issues involving the way mainstream media has often had bias in reporting stories regarding mainstream corporate mental health system. Just as there’s a movement for accountability in the mental health system, there is also a social change movement of critics of mainstream corporate media calling for more professionalism and…

Alternative Mental Health Radio by MindFreedom International: Lise Zumwalt

Info May 11, 2013…Join MindFreedom host, SOPHIE FAUGHT and activist filmmaker, LISE ZUMWALT to talk about forced drugging and her first feature film, “That’s Crazy,” which documents one man’s decision to take his treatment into his own hands, defying a commitment order and an order to treat while searching for recovery. LIVE on Saturday, May…

Information on Electroshock (also known as Electroconvulsive Therapy)

Info Information on Electroshock (also known as Electroconvulsive Therapy) Document Actions Print this Here you’ll find news and background information about the use of electroshock. Info, starting with recently added material. Electroshock (Electroconvulsive Therapy) Info Glen K. Walks Free of Institution and Forced Electroshock (Published: Nov 23, 2012 08:35 PM) His psychiatrist claimed Glen K.…