Toronto (Ont.) - Magazine with articles by, for, and about mental patients, including resources for ex-mental patients and current patients. Featuring articles on specific cases of psychiatric inmate mistreatment and complaints against the field of psychiatry in general. Including book and film reviews, personal narratives and poetry. Focused on housing issues; specifically boarding homes, rooming houses, homelessness... more
Toronto (Ont.) - Magazine with articles by, for, and about mental patients, including resources for ex-mental patients and current patients. Featuring articles on specific cases of psychiatric inmate mistreatment and complaints against the field of psychiatry in general. Including book and film reviews, personal narratives and poetry. Focused on advocacy; including articles about Ontario, New Zealand and the alternati... more
New York (N.Y.) - Advertising a panel discussion featuring child psychiatrist Eli Messinger, teacher and educational consultant Helene Meiser, educational specialist Elinor Wiggins and learning disabilities teacher Alison Burns.
1976 Sept. 24
New York (N.Y.) - Outlining a workshop at the Free Space as part of "Theory & practice of non-sane liberating or time-binding (culture building)." Questioning the norms of science, reality and sanity. Including handwritten notes by Miller.
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.) - Political magazine published with support of the War Resisters League. Issue dedicated to activist, ex-mental patient and Project Release member, Larry Friedman. Focusing on the mental illness industry as a "manufacturer of madness in response to emotional deterioration within the class system". Analyzing the ways in which psychiatry "reinforces class, sex and race bounds" and blames the individual fo... more
New York (N.Y.) - Feminist paper with writing on various topics related to the women's liberation movement. Including a New York Times article recounting the victory of seven ex-patients (some members of the MPLF) in thr class-action suit, Rogers v. Macht, against Boston State Hospital which granted a limited right-to-refuse-treatment for patients. Cynthia Miller is credited as 'Kalisa' in the list of newspaper staff.
New York (N.Y.) - Personal essay exploring the societal (and therefore patriarchal) definition of sanity. On Miller's experience being a "lesbian and madwoman" and her perception of the revolutionary implications of these states. Note at top addressed to L.W. commenting positively on the text.
Outline of presentation or discussion on the effects and political implications on women of long-term psychiatric confinement.