1977 Apr. 21
United States - A briefly noted section which reports that Judi Chamberlin was invited to the White House for a meeting establishing the President's Commission on Mental Health, and there met the President and First Lady in the East Room.
Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010
Boston (Mass.) - Chamberlin discusses the vague usage of the word "empowerment," especially in regards to psychiatric rehabilitation, lays out some qualities of empowerment, and discusses these qualities in detail to try to uncover some practical ways to increase psychiatric empowerment.
United States - Discusses the issue of why many mentally ill people are also homeless, citing problems with funding outpatient facilities despite the fact that there are more mental patients are outpatient rather than in state hospitals. In particular the authors examine the issue with Medicaid only covering admission to certain facilities and services.
Miller, Jerome G., 1931-2015
Washington (D.C.) - Miller criticizes the mental health movement in which he calls "at best an inherently stagnant system, and at worst a repressive one." He calls out the mental health bureaucracy which have created a system of care "unaccountable to its clientele" and that many of those clientele are essentially captives in the system. He then suggests some caveats to pursuing this work, including stimulating consumeri... more