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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


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

1976 Nov. 22

Gottlieb, Annie

He claimed he was well, which 'proved' him mad

An article from the Village Voice about Kenneth Donaldson's book, "Insanity Inside Out" and the Supreme Court case which ruled that he had been held unlawfully detained against his will in a mental institution for 15 years.

Judi Chamberlin Papers


Network Against Psychiatric Assault

Cuckoo Feathers Fly

San Francisco (Calif.) - A review of the film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," comparing it with the book, and criticising the inaccuracies and clownish portrayals of the patients.

Judi Chamberlin Papers


Perspectives Institutional care revisited?

Boston (Mass.) - A series of different view points on the issue of deinstitutionalization from the New England Journal of Human Services. Chamberlin discusses the movement towards deinstitutionalization started as a result of political forces and was not motivated by the needs of patients. Nayman, a health care specialist, believes deinstitutionalization must move towards upgrading the institution with a well-managed ... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1983 Nov. 13

Warrick, Camilla, 1954-

Group protests usage, value of electroshock

Cincinnati (Ohio) - Regarding a picket planned by People Against Psychiatric Oppression to protest the use of shock treatment at Christ Hospital. The article gives a brief history of electroconvulsive therapy, what both psychiatrists and former patients say about the treatment, and presents statistics for how often shock therapy is used, and how many die from the treatment.

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

1983 Aug. 16

House, Margaret

Mental illness

On political work within the anti-psychiatry movement and a feeling of marginalization in other social movements.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1983 Sept. 14

Holochuk, Steve

'Mental illness'

Maintaining that the concept of medical illness is a medicalization of suffering intended to "isolate psychiatric inmates and support the status quo." Reaffirming that dialectical materialism is a valid way to understand the current climate of "psychological conflict."

Judi Chamberlin Papers


Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Defining advocacy

Somerville (Mass.) - On the varied definitions, shortcomings and future of patient advocacy in mental health. Proposing that "advocacy" can end up focusing on what is actually best for the advocate and ignoring the client. Encouraging a nuanced and careful approach to the issue.

Judi Chamberlin Papers