1992 July 6
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.
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
Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010
An article about the use of words by psychiatrists and mental health workers to conceal the poor treatment of mental patients.
Perlin, Michael L., 1946-
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.
1978 June 25
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
1981 Jan. 4
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
1979 Aug. 27
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.