Trauma model as alternative

Info Trauma model as alternative Viewing emotional distress through a trauma perspective can be one alternative to the domination of the medical model. US launches federal center on ‘trauma informed’ care. The US government announces a new national center on care from a trauma perspective. Disclaimer: This is a forwarded public service announcement and views…

APA Protest

When the American Psychiatric Association held their annual meeting in May, 2003 several hundred psychiatric survivors and activists gathered to protest. How to Have Mad Pride While You’re Protesting in Front of Thousands of Psychiatrists by David Oaks, Director, MindFreedom.org [2003] Brace yourself for some news: Some day, one of your friends or family members…

2003 Actions

Info 2003 Actions Read about the MindFreedom Hunger Strike and march on the APA. MindFreedom Hunger Strike On 16 August 2003, MindFreedom launched an historic hunger strike that won international media publicity. The simple demand to the psychiatric system was this: Produce scientific evidence about why a single model — the medical theory of ‘chemical…

Racism

Info Racism Wild Indians Native Perspectives on the Hiawatha Asylum for Insane Indiansby Pemina Yellow Bird In Our Own Voice African-American Stories of Oppression, Survival and Recovery in Mental Health Systemsby Vanessa Jackson Document Actions Print this

Anti-depressants: prescription to suicide

t Actions Print this This is an article critical of “anti-depressant” psychiatric drugs from a publication in Vancouver, Canada called Common Ground. Anti-depressants: prescription to suicide Date Published: Jul 01, 2006 03:00 AM Author: Angela Bischoff Source: Common Ground, Vancouver, Canada I’m a suicide survivor. My soulmate of 17 years, Tooker Gomberg, committed suicide March 3, 2004.…

Candlelight vigil remembers Jim Chasse, Jr.

Info James P. Chasse, Jr. was a resident of Portland, Oregon, USA diagnosed schizophrenic who died in police custody. Psychiatric survivors and mental health consumers marched from the Alternatives 2006 conference to a memorial on 27 October 2006. Participants in Alternatives 2006 prepare to march to Jim Chasse memorial. (Photo: MindFreedom) James P. Chasse, Jr.…