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1980 Mar. 2

Gwin, Lucy

On a personal note

Gulf Coast (La.) - Excerpt from Gwin's unpublished book Going Overboard, with previous working title "Welcome Aboard: The Onliest Little Woman in the Offshore Oilfields." Humorously describes discussions with locals about it being colder in Louisiana than in Rochester, New York.

Lucy Gwin Papers

1992

Don't you just hate getting advice?

Details abuses to patients (clients) at brain injury rehabilitation facilities, including rape and physical abuse. Accuses these facilities and insurance companies of fraud by charging $650 a day for services like therapy that were not performed and kidnapping by keeping free adult Americans against their will.

Lucy Gwin Papers

1975

Alliance for the Liberation of Mental Patients

Introductory statement

Pennsylvania - An introductory statement to the ALMP in which they discuss the fact that mental illness is often conflated with criminality and the possibility of violence, and that many mental health institutions are functionally similar to prisons. The ALMP is introduced as being run by former psychiatric inmates. The ALMP speaks out against the Farview State Hospital in Pennsylvania, which, at the time, is underg... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1980

Miller, Cynthia

Lesbian/madwoman

New York (N.Y.) - Personal essay exploring the societal (and therefore patriarchal) definition of sanity. On Miller's experience being a "lesbian and madwoman" and her perception of the revolutionary implications of these states. Note at top addressed to L.W. commenting positively on the text.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1984

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

The ex-inmates' movement today

Somerville (Mass.) - Foreword in which Chamberlin discusses the continual development of the ex-mental patients' movement in North America. She gives examples of different tactics used within the movement, such as civil disobedience and publicity, and the unifying force of the annual North American Conference for Human Rights and Against Psychiatric Oppression. She mentions the President's Commission on Mental Health and ... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1995

Excerpt from Beyond Bedlam

Chicago (Ill.) - Essays from Beyond Bedlam, an anthology edited by Jeanine Grobe. Handwritten notes and highlighted passages for a reading by Chamberlin.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1992 Feb. 13

Grobe, Jeanine, 1957-

Introduction to standing our own ground: writings of women psychiatric survivors

Fall River (Mass.) - Introductory essay for an anthology of writings from women psychiatric survivors. Describing the anticipated content of the book as well as a justification for the centering of focus on women. Laying out the purpose and intention of the work to follow.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1980

Shanti, Ma Prem

From suffering to celebration

On the spiritual function of pain and suffering. Taking a radically anti-medical stance and suggesting that negative emotions are linked to physical illness.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1995

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Struggling to be born

Cambridge (Mass.) - Personal narrative about Chamberlin's experience after voluntarily checking herself into Bellevue Hospital. Including notes from Grobe concerning changes to be made for the final printing of Beyond Bedlam.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1977

Alliance for the Liberation of Mental Patients

Introductory statement

Philadelphia (Pa.) - An introductory statement to the ALMP in which they discuss the fact that mental illness is often conflated with criminality and the possibility of violence, and that many mental health institutions are functionally similar to prisons. The ALMP is introduced as being run by former psychiatric inmates. The ALMP speaks out against the Farview State Hospital in Pennsylvania, which, at the time, is underg... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers