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lunedì 29 luglio 2019
This work was done, in part, to offer a history of the American Psychiatric Association, in light of 175 years of its existence.
For the full presentation, please visit: http://laurentenney.us/the-sprawl-of-american-psychiatry.ht…
Lauren J. Tenney, Phd, Mphil, MPA, Psychiatric Survivor
Google Books preview here.
“1961 was a significant year in the history of psychiatry because it spawned a proliferation of critical books by psychiatrists, sociologists, and philosophers in both the United States and Europe—launching psychiatry into crisis.” (Pols, p. 16)
Call it a coincidence, but Mad Magazine was right: with the publication of The Myth of Mental Illness, the world turned upside down in 1961. The author of that book, Dr. Thomas Szasz (1920-2012), was one of the greatest thinkers and prose stylists of the last 100 years. Has it really been seven years since he died? It has, and enough time has passed that we can start to take stock of his legacy.
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.
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 them from society. At the turn of the 19th century, treatment of emotional distress became medicalized into “diseases” such as paranoia, dementia, manic-depression, and epilepsy.
Posted by David W. Oaks on July 15, 2019 in Activism, Alternatives, Legislature, Mental Health, Peer Support
Today is 15 July 2019, and we honor the birthday of the late great Leonard Roy Frank, one of the main psychiatric survivor leaders of our modern era, and a good friend (his photo is on the left). I have blogged about Leonard before, and Mad Pride Month needs to celebrate Leonard: http://davidwoaks.com/my-friend-leonard-roy-frank
Leonard supported grassroots activism wherever you are. Our local group, MindFreedom Oregon, is a state affiliate of the human rights coalition MindFreedom International. We support calling this whole month of July, Mad Pride Month!
This is David W. Oaks former director of MindFreedom International with very sad news. One of my best friends, one of the founders of MFI, who served on the board for decades -- Janet Foner -- died last night 23 July 2019 at 73. I just got off the phone with another of her close friends, MFI Board President Celia Brown. We talked about Janet's lifelong loving, strong leadership for mental health liberation. Admirer tributes & memories to come. Thanks, we love you Janet!
sabato 22 giugno 2019
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Cincuenta profesionales de la salud elaboran un informe que señala las contradicciones del informe forense, que concluye “que se trata de una muerte natural” y que “el internamiento en la unidad de Psiquiatría fue procedente”.
Andreas acabó en la unidad de psiquiatría, donde murió en abril de 2017, debido a una mirada “extremadamente reduccionista” de la salud mental. Así lo creen los 65 colectivos que firman el Manifiesto de repudio por la muerte de Andreas, la joven de 26 años que falleció a causa de una meningitis y una miocarditis en 2017 tras estar atada 75 horas a una cama en la unidad psiquiátrica del Hospital Central Universitario de Asturias (HUCA).
Debutta il 25 giugno 2019 alle ore 21 in Galleria Toledo, nell’ambito del Napoli Teatro Festival Italia 2019 il nuovo spettacolo di Mirko Di Martino, direttore artistico del Teatro Tram di via Port’Alba a Napoli. “Il maestro più alto del mondo“– che gode del patrocinio di Giffoni Experience e della Presidenza del Consiglio della Regione Campania, Amnesty International e il Forum dei Giovani della Regione Campania– racconta la tragica storia di Franco Mastrogiovanni, insegnante elementare morto nel 2009 nel reparto psichiatrico dell’ospedale di Vallo della Lucania: 87 ore prima era stato ricoverato a seguito di un Trattamento Sanitario Obbligatorio, 87 ore dopo moriva con le mani e i piedi legati al letto, senza aver bevuto né mangiato.