348 results found for: subject:"Psychiatric survivors movement"

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1995

Unzicker, Rae, 1948-2001

On language and liberty

In this piece of writing, Rae discusses the use of language and labels in the psychiatric field as oppressive to those who have mental illnesses. Rae quotes Thomas Szasz, Paula J. Kaplan, and Sylvia Caras in order to support her claim that language and labels lead to stigmatization both within and outside of the community.

Rae Unzicker Papers

1985

National Alliance of Mental Patients

Our purpose, our people, our promise

Sioux Falls (S.D.) - A brochure for the National Alliance of Mental Patients in which the organization explains its purpose, what they stand for, and why people should join NAMP. The organization is made of and for mental patients, and the intent is to have an impact on mental health decision-makers.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1985 Apr. 11

Letter from unidentified correspondent to teleconference participants

Berkeley (Calif.) - In this letter, an unidentified writer thanks participants for electing her to the MHLP board. She discusses the implications of the word "anti-psychiatry" and hopes that the movement will not be known as simply that. She points out that psychiatric oppression is "a part of social, economics, class, racial and sexual and other oppressions that most past and present inmates experience." The writer says... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1978

Alliance for the liberation of mental patients vol. 127 no. 44

Philadelphia (Pa.) - The newsletter calls for a boycotts, protests, and demonstrations against the SmithKline Corporation mostly based off of the company's production of Thorazine. A short article talks about a conference of former and current psychiatric inmates; some of the workshops at the conference that the author highlights include one on arts and the anti-psychiatry movement, a men's caucus, and a gay group. There ... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1984 May 14

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia Miller to Judi Chamberlin

Kalisa discusses some of the current events and task she is doing as part of the psychiatric survivors movement, including briefly housing a woman who had been liberated from an institution in South Jersey by The National Committee for the Prevention of Psychotherapy. She talks about having a conversation with a woman, Holly Schwartz, who had previously contacted Judi, who apparently visits several sh... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1984 May 14

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia Miller to Judi Chamberlin

Kalisa discusses some of the current events and task she is doing as part of the psychiatric survivors movement, including briefly housing a woman who had been liberated from an institution in South Jersey by The National Committee for the Prevention of Psychotherapy. She talks about having a conversation with a woman, Holly Schwartz, who had previously contacted Judi, who apparently visits several sh... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1988

The Coalition Against Psychiatric Abuse

Commitment papers

Atlanta (Ga.) - Newsletter by ex-mental patients that features an article on electroshock therapy, steps that can be taken to protect and exercise the rights of those in mental health facilities, adolescent treatment centers with excerpts from adolescents about their experiences in such centers, and alternatives to pills.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1980

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia Miller to Christie Disher

Cynthia 'Kalisa' Miller writes in response to Christie Disher's statement in "Your Choice" in which she said that she could not believe the stance against the medical model of mental illness that people like Kalisa take. Kalisa makes it clear that she feels condescending towards Christie, and asks her to consider the beliefs of those in the psych oppression movement.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1976

Conference on human rights and psychiatric oppression

A press release for the fourth annual North American Conference on Human Rights and Psychiatric Oppression.

Judi Chamberlin Papers