42 results found for: subject:"Discrimination against the mentally ill"

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1983 Mar. 22

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Stephen Mendelsohn

Somerville (Mass.) - Chamberlin says she continues "to be infuriated by the unconscious mentalism of the left", but she has not given up on the left or the women's movement despite this. Members of the Mental Patients' Liberation Front are interested in coming to Hartford to meet as many people as Mendelsohn can get together. Chamberlin understands Mendelsohn's objections to a menial job or Supplemental Security Income, b... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1995 June 12

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Justin Dart

West Somerville (Mass.) - Chamberlin informs Dart of an article in the New York Times in which people with a family history of mental illness are not eligible for organ transplants. She asks what the community can do to protest such discrimination and says she has always appreciated Dart's "tireless efforts on behalf of all people with disabilities."

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1976

Miller, Cynthia

Letter fragment from Cynthia Miller to the women's movement

New York (N.Y.) - Notes on Miller's departure from the women's movement due to the dismissal of her oppression as a psychiatric survivor.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1978 Nov. 3

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Editor of Ms. magazine

Somerville (Mass.) - Chamberlin explains her issues with two articles in the November 1978 issue of the "Ms." as one was written by a director of pharmacology at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in New York, and another claims a halfway house for mental patients would be objectionable in a neighborhood.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1984 June 17

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Editor of the Boston Globe

Somerville (Mass.) - Chamberlin criticizes the use of stigmatizing identifiers against those deemed mentally ill as displayed in a story by Jean Dietz about people who are mentally ill "traveling untreated about the U.S." She is alarmed by the view of the doctors in the article that this is considered a serious issue when Chamberlin explains that they are decrying people's freedom. She says that hundreds of former mental ... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1980 Apr. 4

Wilder, Craig S.

Letter from Craig S. Wilder to the editor of the Detroit free press

Ann Arbor (Mich.) - Taking issue with an article by Jane E. Brody of the New York Times in which the autor suggests that the increased violence in society is due to increased "civil liberties for the mentally ill."

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1984 July 10

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Sojourner

Chamberlin is writing to the editor of Sojourner expressing her disappointment in how they covered the change in the Boston human rights ordinance and all the groups it covered who were protected against discrimination. Sojouner left out ex-offender status, prior psychiatric patients, or military status. This is the first time that former psychiatric inmates have been included.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1981 Feb. 3

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Citizens for action in mental health special meeting to ratify work of steering committee

Somerville (Mass.) - Discussing an article by Emanuel Tanay which disparaged deinstitutionalization and Chamberlin's hope that the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill will be the voice of parents and relatives of patients and that ex-patient groups will remain independent.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1984 Aug.

Sojourner

Article from Sojourner

Sojourner covered the Boston human rights law that changed who was protected against from discrimination to include more groups, such as ex-offender status, prior psychiatric treatment, and military status.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1980

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia Miller to Ellen

Cynthia tells Ellen that she feels oppressed by Shelley Weirs and that attempts to water down their interactions as mere differences ignores that Cynthia feels discomfort at the fact that the group she is part of chooses to ignore what she has said and feels about this other woman. At the bottom of the page Cynthia mentions that for a mental health professional to work with an ex-inmate requires recog... more

Cynthia Miller Papers