1981 Jan. 4
New York (N.Y.) - Gary describes his role as ombudsman, which means that he protects the rights of patients in Creedmoor Psychiatric Center and acts as mediator in cases where treatment grievances arise on individual and staff levels. He talks briefly about his own history as psychiatric inmate after shooting his parents, explains how psychiatrists warned that he was still dangerous, but that since then Gary and his pa... more
New York (N.Y.) - On Livingston's experience working in New York Hospital's psychiatric clinic. Discussing the pathologizing of normal behavior by psychiatric professionals in the clinical setting. Also included in the newspaper is an article on non-binary terminology.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Describing Livingston's experience at an APA conference. Crticizing the current model of psychiatry and making suggestions for its improvement. Endorsing the view of a Dr. Seymour Sarason who posits that "psychology is in a crisis." Encouraging members of the patients' liberation movement to consider involving professionals in their efforts to reform mental health services. Quoting Judi Chamberlin's b... more
1980 Apr. 20
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - On Livingston's personal history and transition from "criminally insane" to his current role as ombudsman on the Forensic Unit at a psychiatric state hospital. Describing the unit and its patients and stressing the need for ex-patient involvement and self-help groups. Expressing personal conflict with Creedmoor's release and privilege policies.