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1975

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

What does it mean to be labeled as insane?

Chamberlin's reflections on her time in the mental health system.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1975

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Voluntary and involuntary commitment: the semantics of deception

An article about the use of words by psychiatrists and mental health workers to conceal the poor treatment of mental patients.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1978 June 25

Somerville, Barbara

Rights of mental patients

Palm Beach (Fla.) - Detailing the experiences in psychiatric hospitals of three women: Judi Chamberlin, author of "On Our Own", Sally Zinman, head of the Florida Mental Patients' Rights Association, and Tanya Temkin of Network Against Psychiatric Assault in San Francisco. They also talk about patients' rights. A related story discusses steps being taken to improve patients' rights at the Comprehensive Community Mental He... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1973 Oct.

Weitz, Don

Mental health oppression Canadian style

Ontario - Criticizing Toronto's "Mental Health Week" and giving advice to those currently incarcerated as well as those who have been released from psychiatric institutions. Describing the specific abuses suffered by mental patients and ex-patients in Toronto, Ontario. Calling for the establishment of more mental patients associations or liberation groups.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1974 Nov.

Weitz, Don

Ex-psychiatric inmates getting it together A report on the second national congerence on human

Toronto (Ont.) - Reporting on the events of the Second National Conference on Human Rights and Psychiatric Oppression held August 30th to September 2nd in Topeka, Kansas.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1982 Apr. 5

Kale, Wilford, 1944-

Mental patients' rights championed

Richmond (Va.) - Details Chamberlin's experiences as a patient in mental hospitals that led her to write "On Our Own." Focuses on her advocacy for patients' rights, including the right to refuse medication, with reference to the abuse that often happens in mental institutions.

Judi Chamberlin Papers