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
New York (N.Y.) - Draft of letter criticizing NYT coverage of deinstitutionalization and laying out a list of assumptions and mischaracterizations about and of current and ex-mental patients. Taking issue with the description of institutionalized persons as having "A nervous twitch, an odd walk, a glassy stare," when these aspects are most likely side effects of drugs such as Thorazine. Drawing parallels between the su... more
New York (N.Y.) - Outlining two series of presentations organized under the headings, "Women in America Today" and "Women Fight Back." Including Janet Gotkin and women from Project release on "Women in Mental Hospitals." Likely part of a feminist gathering in New York City.
New York (N.Y.) - Draft of letter with note to self preamble laying out intentions. Explaining Miller's hospital record - prepared by Dr. Joan Waitkevicz - and legal battle - using medical malpractice lawyer Richard Godosky - regarding the stroke she suffered at Harlem Hospital. Inquiring into the possibility of a Haldol-CVA or stroke connection.
National Committee for Preventing Psychotherapy Abuse
New York (N.Y.) - Flier in which the co-chairpersons of NCPPA ask questions about studies regarding electroshock therapy, the policy to drug clients in U.S. psychiatric institutions, the sexual abuse suffered by patients, and why psychiatrists do not have an appropriate checks and balance system to provide accountability.
1995 Feb. 14
Van Gelder . Lawrence . 1933-2016
New York (N.Y.) - Tracing the life and career of Howard Geld, psychiatric survivor and advocate for the mentally ill, who was involved with the Insane Liberation Front, the Mental Patients Liberation Project and Project Release.
New York (N.Y.) - Requesting that Miller's name be removed from the UCPP mailing list. Explaining that Miller is suing the city for the stroke she endured, that the psychiatry profession is complicit in Nazi crimes and that she does agree with the Doctor in respect to his concern over nuclear arms. References the Women's Pentagon Action statement in reference to comment on nuclear arms. Including a list of phrases or t... more
New York (N.Y.) - On the parallels of misogyny and psychiatry, making reference to specific events in Miller's life. Criticizing men's behavior as ruled by binary thinking, austerity and authoritarianism. Listing the character traits of a psychiatric oppressor as a male, a boy, a little skunk, etc.