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
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.
National Alliance of Mental Patients
Sioux Falls (S.D.) - A newsletter by the National Alliance of Mental Patients. This issue includes an interview with Peggy Timblin, member of the planning committee for Alternatives '88, and article by Judi Chamberlin about Joyce Patricia Brown, a homeless woman who was involuntarily committed to Bellevue Hospital as part of New York City Mayor Koch's plan to institutionalize the homeless mentally ill, and a talk Brown wa... more
New York (N.Y.) - Featuring updates on activities, specifically the publishing of the Consumers' Guide to Psychiatric Medication, work on a patients' rights handbook and presence at public events such as conferences, radio shows and new patient rights committees. Including writing from David H. Briggs, Fern Pollack, Joyce Kasinsky, Howie T. Harp and Charles Cane. A book review by Bob Hawes of J. Herbert Fill's The Ment... more
New York (N.Y.) - Featuring updates on ongoing activities and special events, specifically increased membership, workshops, fundraising efforts and public forums, a benefit showing of the film Hurry Tomorrow, solidarity with a Project Release group in Ontario and the completion of a draft form of the patient's rights handbook written in conjunction with the Mental Health Law Project. Also of interest is the development... more
New York (N.Y.) - Featuring updates on activities, specifically the organiation's move to a larger headquarters, its establishment as a non-profit with tax exempt status and testimony presented to a joint state legislative hearing on mental hygiene. Including writing from Joyce Kasinsky, Larry Friedman, Frank Perino and David H. Briggs.