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1997

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Madness, Mental Illness, and Reality: A Personal View of the Harmfulness of the Medical Model

Draft of Chamberlin's article in "Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry" about her experiences as a psychiatric patient and the problems with the medical treatment of mental distress.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1997 Apr. 6

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Madness, Mental Illness, and Reality: A Personal View of the Harmfulness of the Medical Model

Draft of an article written by Chamberlin for the "Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry" about her experiences as a psychiatric patient and the problems with the medical treatment of mental distress.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1981

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Deinstitutionalization: an ex-inmate's view

Somerville (Mass.) - Chamberlin discusses the deinstitutionalization debate, and the movement started as a result of political forces and was not primarily motivated by the needs of patients. For this reason, she sees little difference between deinstitutionalization as a political movement and the way mentally ill patients have been treated in the past, as ex-patients continue to be excluded from having a say in their fat... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1991

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Psychiatric survivors and self-help

Somerville (Mass.) - Chamberlin describes self-help programs as alternative treatment options that exist outside of the psychiatric system and are run by ex-patients. She discusses the history and development of the Ruby Rogers Advocacy and Drop-In Center run by the Mental Patients' Liberation Front, and earlier efforts by the MPLF to establish a drop-in center. Chamberlin talks about the rules of the drop-in center and h... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1993

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

A psychiatric survivor speaks out draft

West Somerville (Mass.) - Draft of an article marked up by Sue Wilkinson. Chamberlin discusses the issues she still has with Phyllis Chesler's "Women and Madness" which is about women and mental health. Chamberlin takes issue with the fact that Chesler and other feminist therapists claim the right to speak for mentally ill women instead of leaving that to members of the psychiatric survivor movement. She talks about the uneasy... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1991

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Psychiatric survivors and self-help

Somerville (Mass.) - Chamberlin describes self-help programs as alternative treatment options that exist outside of the psychiatric system and are run by ex-patients. She discusses the history and development of the Ruby Rogers Advocacy and Drop-In Center run by the Mental Patients' Liberation Front, and earlier efforts by the MPLF to establish a drop-in center. Chamberlin talks about the rules of the drop-in center and h... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers