Two clippings from unknown sources; one clipping appears to be a letter to the editor responding to an article entitled "'Madness and Medicine' revisited" by a psychiatrist; second clipping is about have patients have the right to see their hospital records.
Philadelphia (Pa.) - Provides information on psychiatric drugs, which the booklet claims are overwhelmingly used on oppressed groups as a way of dealing with their natural reactions to oppressive conditions by labeling them mentally ill instead of dealing with issues of alienation, poverty, and discrimination that members of oppressed groups often face. The author of the booklet references the class gap between psychiatri... more
Alliance for the Liberation of Mental Patients
Philadelphia (Pa.) - A bibliography put together by members of the ALMP, Network Against Psychiatric Assault (S.F.), and the Mental Patients' Liberation Front (Boston) on works that deal with anti-psychiatry. Included are published novels, magazines and newsletters, and journals. There is a brief note for each item on the list that describes what the item is about.
1985 Apr. 11
Berkeley (Calif.) - In this letter, an unidentified writer thanks participants for electing her to the MHLP board. She discusses the implications of the word "anti-psychiatry" and hopes that the movement will not be known as simply that. She points out that psychiatric oppression is "a part of social, economics, class, racial and sexual and other oppressions that most past and present inmates experience." The writer says... more
Philadelphia (Pa.) - The newsletter calls for a boycotts, protests, and demonstrations against the SmithKline Corporation mostly based off of the company's production of Thorazine. A short article talks about a conference of former and current psychiatric inmates; some of the workshops at the conference that the author highlights include one on arts and the anti-psychiatry movement, a men's caucus, and a gay group. There ... more
1980 May 20
New York (N.Y.) - A flier for The Lesbian Support Network advertising a community meeting and potluck dinner, where lesbians will be provided with a forum to speak out against the institutions of psychiatry. The flier mentions that the network would like to provide alternatives to therapy and institutionalization. On the back of the flier, Kalisa has written about her experience being raped and then hospitalized and ho... more
The Coalition Against Psychiatric Abuse
Atlanta (Ga.) - Newsletter by ex-mental patients that features an article on electroshock therapy, steps that can be taken to protect and exercise the rights of those in mental health facilities, adolescent treatment centers with excerpts from adolescents about their experiences in such centers, and alternatives to pills.
A press release for the fourth annual North American Conference on Human Rights and Psychiatric Oppression.
1989 Sept. 28
Messina (Italy) - Identifies the antipsychiatry association of the Comitato D'iniziativa Anti-psichiatrica which is building an "international documentation centre about cultural alternatives to psychiatry" and asks for material on projects, initiatives, and magazines.
1989 Oct. 23
Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010
Somerville (Mass.) - Chamberlin writes about the psychiatric survivors movement and some of the groups involved in the movement in the United States, and asks for more information about the Centro Sociale Commitato D'iniziativa Psichiatrica (CIP). She mentions that "On Our Own" is in the process of being published in Italy.