290 results found for: subject:"Ex-mental patients"

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1990

Unzicker, Rae, 1948-2001

Draft of a speech by Rae Unzicker

A handwritten draft in which Rae talks about the various places she has lived during her life. She begins to talk about her time spent in Osawatomie State Hospital in Kansas, but the draft does not go into detail. Rae concludes with the idea that coming home means coming home to one's self, rather than just a physical space.

Rae Unzicker Papers

1985

Unzicker, Rae, 1948-2001

Abstract of presentation by Rae Unzicker

An abstract of a presentation on "Myths and Truths" related to have mental patients or ex-patients on the Boards of companies and organizations that name mental health patients as their consumers. The points that Rae makes in this abstract include misconceptions about ex-patients as disruptive, too passive, or not competent enough to be part of a Board.

Rae Unzicker Papers

1979 Nov. 21

Friedman, Paul R.

Letter from Paul R. Friedman to Janet Gotkin

Washington (D.C.) - Regarding issues Gotkin posed of there not being ex-patients on the faculty for the Practising Law Institute conferences; Friedman explains that his worry is that doing so for all events would eventually shift them away from what was originally planned. He is saddened by her implication that he does not value the views of ex-patients and says he will contact ex-patient groups to find a resolution to t... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1979 Apr. 29

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Grady O'Rear

Baltimore (Md.) - Judi thanks Mr. O'Rear for the copy of Stanley Platman's letter he sent to her, but says that Mr. Platman and Mr. O'Rear are both missing the point. Judi describes organizations of ex-patients and their ability to devise workable alternatives to the mental health system for people in individual emotional crisis.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1979 Apr. 4

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Judi Chamberlin notes on phone conversation

Judi writes about a telephone conversation she had with Grady O'Rear. The conversation was about whether ex-patients should create a national organization or not. Judi impressed upon him the importance of these groups being independent.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1988 June 28

Miller, Sutherland

Letter from Sutherland Miller to Judi Chamberlin

Bronx (New York, N.Y.) - Discussing the stress course Miller put together, which he hopes to have an entry level counselor teach in a community residence setting, and wants to try with an ex-patient teaching it. He mentions another ex-patient, Hazel Gay, who helped him with the stress course and suggests Chamberlin contact her about organizing ex-patients.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1979 Apr. 25

O'Rear, Grady

Note from Grady O'Rear to Judi Chamberlin

Baltimore (Md.) - Grady O'Rear sends Judi a photocopy of a letter by Stanley Platman that he thinks she would be interested in seeing. In the article, Mr. Platman discusses the importance of listening to consumers and the development of programs led by or developed with input from consumers and ex-patients. He mentions Judi's book "On Our Own" in the article.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1981 Jan. 31

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Gary Livingston

Somerville (Mass.) - Judi says that she believes she and Gary are in close agreement on a lot of the issues, and that it is important to be part of the decision-making process, which is why she is part of a Massachusetts Commission recommending what the future of state hospitals should be. She says she recently got into a car accident and talks about the Reagan administration. She is trying to promote the idea of some sta... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1980 Feb. 4

Zinman, Sally

Letter from Sally Zinman to Paul R. Friedman

Lake Worth (Fla.) - Zinman is disappointed that the Practising Law Institute will not pay the way for members of the Mental Patients' Rights Association to be on the faculty at a planned seminar; this omission of ex-patients is seen as mentalism on the part of the PIL and the Mental Health Law Project. She hopes Gayle Schucker will be chosen as the "patient" representative from the Atlanta area for the faculty.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1977 Sept. 24

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Lee A. Carty

Somerville (Mass.) - Chamberlin takes issue with an article on the task panel of Legal and Ethical Issues of the President's Commission Panel in the Mental Health Law Project's Summary of Activities Issue, in which she believes the name of every member of the panel appears except her's. As the only ex-patient member of the task panel, this omission is seen as a reflection of the MHLP's low opinion of ex-patient groups.

Judi Chamberlin Papers