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Deas, Roland

Unity first article submission

United States - Concedes that African Americans are divided in opinions. Calls on African American leaders to repair divisions.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1945 Mar.

Foote, Caleb, 1917-2006

The third evacuation?

Berkeley (Calif.) - Article for the California Newsletter of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, on a potential new phase in the Japanese American evacuation.

Caleb Foote Papers

1992 July 6

Whose rehab is it anyway? TBI survivors debate to whom responsibility falls for their rehabilitation and what should be done about it

On the radical nature of Gwin's speech given at the JMA Foundation Conference in Townson, MD which levied serious complaint against the National Head Injury Foundation (NHIF). Including criticism and alternative opinions given by other advocates as reported by ADVANCE magazine.

Lucy Gwin Papers


Rehabilitating the rehabilitation professionals

Describes Gwin's time in a rehabilitation facility, including all the ways in which the system failed to allow her basic civil rights. Discusses the theory of Stanley Milgram about how people do harm to one another when directed by an authority figure amd an article by Dr. S. in This Brain Has a Mouth that changed Gwin's view of rehabilitation professionals to acknowledge that their educatio... more

Lucy Gwin Papers


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 June

Perlin, Michael L., 1946-

The right to refuse treatment in New Jersey

New Jersey - Discussing the Patients' Bill of Rights, in which mental patients have the right to refuse medication, be free of corporal punishment, not be subject to experimental research or treatment, and be free from physical restraint and isolation. There are also steps in place to determine the necessity of electroshock treatment if a patient is adjudicated incompetent.

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

1981 Jan. 4

Livingston, Gary

Ombudsman of the damned

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

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1979 Aug. 27

Hentoff, Nat

The limited revenge of the seven 'crazy' women

New York (N.Y.) - On a specific case of institutional abuse concerning seven incarcerated women submitted to inhumane conditions, forced drugging and other forms of psychiatric control. Describing S.T.E.A.D.Y. (Steps Toward Eventual Acceptance of a Disciplined You), a behavior modification program used by the Matteawan state mental hospital. Examining the national significance of the case.

Judi Chamberlin Papers