What’s Wrong With Bess?

A poem about how various family members abuse one member in the family, and then make that person out to be the mentally ill one because of how s/he reacts to their abuse. What’s Wrong With Bess? Author: Liz Purcell What’s Wrong with Bess?   What’swrongwith Bess? They like to say. She seldom ever. Wants to . . . play. Or have her hair. Done up in curls. As is the way. Of normal . . . girls.   What’s wrong with Bess? She sure is queer. It’s good the rest of…

The Mental Illness Industry Is Medicalising Normality

Info Document Actions Print this The well-respected UK newspaper The Guardian published this piece criticizing the over-use of psychiatric labeling, and the way the process is “medicalizing” what is considered “normal.” The Mental Illness Industry Is Medicalising Normality Date Published: Sep 06, 2011 12:00 AM Author: Lisa Appignanesi Source: The Guardian, UK   A Reading…

MS Word: First Announcement for Searching for Rose Garden Berlin Conference

Info This is an attached MS Word file with “first announcement” from organizers of an international conference Searching for a Rose Garden. Fostering Real Alternatives to Psychiatry on 2nd and 3rd September 2011 in Berlin. (This is a forwarded announcement, MFI is not organizing, organizers responsible for content, contact organizers for more info.) rose-garden-search-1st-announce.doc —…

International Conference – Searching for a Rose Garden. Fostering Real Alternatives to Psychiatry

Info This conference is the highlight of the event series ‘’Survivor Control: The Rights and Self-help Opportunities of People with Psychiatric Experience” organized by the Berlin Association for Protection against Psychiatric Violence in 2011. While MFI is not an organizer of this important event, a number of members are presenting. What Conference When Sep 02,…

Events to Promote and Support Humane Alternatives to Conventional Mental Health System

Info Events to Promote and Support Humane Alternatives to Conventional Mental Health System These are calendar event entries about changing the mental health system through approaches different than the traditional mental health system. These are listed for informational purposes only, author responsible for content, and publicizing these does not necessarily mean endorsement of all or…