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Unzicker, Rae, 1948-2001

American Psychological Association advocacy

A speech by Rae presented to the APA on advocacy, and how usually that means things such as supposedly better services or more lax commitment laws that are actually detrimental to mental health patients. Rae argues that advocacy should empower the patient and in what way psychiatrists can truly advocate for their patients.

Rae Unzicker Papers


Unzicker, Rae, 1948-2001

Partial draft for speech by Rae Unzicker

A partial draft for a speech by Rae in which she outlines ten recommendations that should be used to guide changing public policy in America related to mental health. These recommendations include allowing people with psychiatric disabilities to have a major role in the control of programs and services designed for their benefit, eligibility for programs not being contingent on participation in treatm... more

Rae Unzicker Papers

1985 Oct.

National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

The cause endures conference schedule

Minneapolis (Minn.) - A conference schedule for "The Cause Endures" presented by the National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy held from October 16-19, 1985. Workshops include information on community based advocacy and services and discussions on rights for people with mental illnesses.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1975 Sept. 2

Washor, Gail

Letter from Gail Washor to Mental Patients Liberation Front

Boston (Mass.) - Requesting a pamphlet concerning the rights of patients.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1975 Aug. 21

Prigmore, Mary L.

Letter from Mary L. Prigmore to the Mental Patients Liberation Front

Hamilton (Ala.) - Requesting a copy of the Mental Patients' Bill of Rights and other information regarding the rights of people in community mental health centers and mental patient advocacy.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1983 Apr. 29

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Neal Milner

Somerville (Mass.) - Chamberlin offers page-by-page commentary on a study Milner sent her regarding ex-patient groups and advocacy for the rights of patients.

Judi Chamberlin Papers


Hess, Jordan

Letter from Jordan Hess to Judi Chamberlin

Albany (N.Y.) - Updates on events, organizations and interactions with other members of the movement. Asserting that the movement needs to concentrate on existing patient issues more than shifting the societal perspective around mental illness.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1977 July 13

Perlin, Michael L.

Letter from Michael L. Perlin to Judi Chamberlin

Trenton (N.J.) - Perlin sends Chamberlin the order signed for the Greystone right to treatment case and asks for her comments on it, as he thinks it sets up a model for the protection of hospital patients and diminish the threat of re-hospitalization.

Judi Chamberlin Papers


Unzicker, Rae, 1948-2001

Notes on a speech by Rae Unzicker

Handwritten notes by Rae with ideas that she wants to bring up in a speech. Notes are about the dysfunctional nature of the mental health system, some of Rae's own experiences, political and personal framework, the idea of empowering patients, and information on problems, obstacles, usual responses, and better responses.

Rae Unzicker Papers

1985 May

Unzicker, Rae, 1948-2001

Speech given to seventh community support program learning community conference

A speech given by Rae at the Seventh CSP Learning Community Conference in 1985 where the theme was choices and challenges. Rae emphasizes the important of communication between consumers and those who wish to help people with mental illnesses. She discusses the fact that no one makes the choice to be a mental patient, and that the lack of choice for those who are diagnosed with mental illness makes it... more

Rae Unzicker Papers