Psychiatric Coercion

Info Psychiatric Coercion Techniques ranging from pressure to out right force in the mental health system. Those labeled “mentally ill” should be helped, not forcibly drugged An opinion piece opposing forced psychiatric drugging. Outpatient Forced Psychiatry More and more citizens are required to take super-powerful psychiatric drugs against their will while living in their own…

School of Shock: Inside a school where mentally disturbed students are jolted into good behavior

Info Document Actions Print this The Village Voice looks at an institution that openly uses pain to try to control behavior of people labeled with mental disabilities. School of Shock: Inside a school where mentally disturbed students are jolted into good behavior Date Published: Oct 10, 2006 03:00 AM Author: Jarrett Murphy Source: Village Voice…

Activism in mental health

Info Activism in mental health Action campaigns to challenge and transform the mental health system. Candlelight vigil remembers Jim Chasse, Jr. 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…

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…

Global Issues

Info Global Issues International activist concerns on human rights and alternatives in the mental health system. Globalization of psychiatry Concern about expansion of the mental health industry to poor & developing countries. Report documents human rights violations in Turkey psychiatric facilities. Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI) released a 2005 report about human rights abuses in…

Consumer-Driven Resources

Info Consumer-Driven Resources Directory of Consumer-Driven Services The National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse hosts this federally funded online list of projects run by mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors. PeopleWho … “People Who…”, a non-profit organization based in California, is an online community for people who experience mood swings, fear, visions, and/or hear voices.…

Non-Drug Alternatives for Label of Schizophrenia

Info Non-Drug Alternatives for Label of Schizophrenia Revisiting Schizophrenia: Are Drugs Always Needed? This NY Times article questions whether psychiatric drugs must always be given to people labeled “schizophrenic,” and quotes Will Hall from the Freedom Center of Massachusetts, a sponsor group in MindFreedom International. Football tackles schizophrenia and depression Illustrating the wide range of…