Gallery view

1975

Project Release

Bibliography of psychiatric oppression

New York (N.Y.) - List of anti-psychiatry reading material separated into sections including basic issues, accounts of direct experience, and legal issues.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1975

Project Release

Bibliography of psychiatric oppression

New York (N.Y.) - List of anti-psychiatry reading material separated into sections including basic issues, accounts of direct experience, and legal issues. Including edits made in pencil by Miller.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1977

Madness, society, and the reality police

New York (N.Y.) - Bibliography of "basic references" on the topic of mental illness, likely handed out as part of a workshop. Including handwritten notes and additions from Miller.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1977

Miller, Cynthia

Suggested reading on psychiatric oppression

New York (N.Y.) - Draft of bibliography on psychiatric oppression. Including sections titled, "Fundamental Issues in Standard Perspective, Fundamental Issues in Women's Perspective, Accounts of Direct Experience and Legal Issues."

Cynthia Miller Papers

1982

Mental Patients' Rights Association (MPRA)

Overview of m.p.r.a.

Lake Worth (Fla.) - Informational packet for MPRA, described as a 'mental patient' membered and controlled political collective and support network, operating an office drop-in center and client-run house. Including establishing ethos such as the concept of "mentalism," defined as the stigmatizing of perceived deviant behavior used to justify the mental health system and oppress those diagnosed as mentally ill. Future pl... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1985

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia 'Kalisa' Miller to Elie Wiesel

New York (N.Y.) - Draft of letter in response to radio interview with Mr. Wiesel respectfully accusing him both of sexism and disrespect of the mentally ill with regard to his use of the term 'madness' as a metaphor to describe the horrors of the Holocaust. Miller seems to aquiesce that Wiesel has a right to speak of madness but that the "doctors" do not. Alleging that "the Holocaust continues in many forms," namely br... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1976

Project Release

Project Release Challenge system not its victims

New York (N.Y.) - Statement on the publicly perceived problem of "chronic mental patients" and the goals of Project Release to destigmatize and reframe mental illness. Taking issue with the New York Department of Mental Hygiene and its harmful practices and facilities. Requesting that the community of the city direct their anger towards the psychiatric system as opposed to its victims.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1976

Project Release

Project Release statement of purpose

New York (N.Y.) - Outlining the ideological principles, goals and specific programs of Project Release with reference made to the Consumers Guide to Psychiatric Medication, the periodical "Silent No Longer" and plans for monthly broadcasts on radio WBAI. Including handwritten notes and edits.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1976

Project Release

Project Release mutual support group flier

New York (N.Y.) - Outlining the ideological principles, goals and activities of Project Release. Advertising a weekly mutual support group sponsored by the organization. Handwritten notes on reverse concerning logistics and referring to Ed Knight.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1976

Project Release

Project Release: a statement of purpose

New York (N.Y.) - Outlining the principles and goals of Project Release as well as future plans for cooperatively run self-help projects. Including reference to Project Release's pamphlet on psychiatric drugs and the importance of information dissemination to present and former psychiatric patients. Featuring handwritten edits and notes on both front and back.

Cynthia Miller Papers