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1984

Network Against Psychiatric Assault

Dr. Caligari's psychiatric drugs

Berkeley (Calif.) - Containing information about psychiatric drug effects, toxic effects and medical complications collected from recurring columns which began appearing in Madness Network News in 1972. Accessible and educational information for people getting or thinking of taking psychiatric drugs as well as concerned family members, friends and health-care workers. Containing information on the drugging of adults, chi... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1983

The Women Free Women in Prison Collective

No more cages A Bi-monthly women's prison newsletter vol. 4 no. 5 October/November

Brooklyn (N.Y.) - Newsletter for women in prisons, jails and psychiatric institutions. Published with the intention of providing a forum through which incarcerated woman can speak and coalition build, outside prison groups can find each other and unite, and others can familiarize themselves with the struggles of women behind bars and learn how to organize around and support them. Articles on lesbianism and bisexuality,... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1978

The politics of phenothiazines

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Provides information on psychiatric drugs, which the booklet claims are overwhelmingly used on oppressed groups as a way of dealing with their natural reactions to oppressive conditions by labeling them mentally ill instead of dealing with issues of alienation, poverty, and discrimination that members of oppressed groups often face. The author of the booklet references the class gap between psychiatri... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1976

Alliance for the Liberation of Mental Patients

Anti-psychiatry bibliography

Philadelphia (Pa.) - A bibliography put together by members of the ALMP, Network Against Psychiatric Assault (S.F.), and the Mental Patients' Liberation Front (Boston) on works that deal with anti-psychiatry. Included are published novels, magazines and newsletters, and journals. There is a brief note for each item on the list that describes what the item is about.

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

1988

National Alliance of Mental Patients

NAMP news Spring/Summer

Sioux Falls (S.D.) - A newsletter by the National Alliance of Mental Patients. This issue includes an interview with Peggy Timblin, member of the planning committee for Alternatives '88, and article by Judi Chamberlin about Joyce Patricia Brown, a homeless woman who was involuntarily committed to Bellevue Hospital as part of New York City Mayor Koch's plan to institutionalize the homeless mentally ill, and a talk Brown wa... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1980 May 20

Miller, Cynthia

Lesbian support network

New York (N.Y.) - A flier for The Lesbian Support Network advertising a community meeting and potluck dinner, where lesbians will be provided with a forum to speak out against the institutions of psychiatry. The flier mentions that the network would like to provide alternatives to therapy and institutionalization. On the back of the flier, Kalisa has written about her experience being raped and then hospitalized and ho... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1975

Mental Patients Liberation Front

Mental Patients Liberation Front statement

West Somerville (Mass.) - A statement by the Mental Patients' Liberation Front in which they describe what the organization stands for and its goals, namely to fight the oppression of mental patients and the abolishment of the mental health system.

Cynthia Miller Papers

1975

Alliance for the Liberation of Mental Patients

Introductory statement

Pennsylvania - An introductory statement to the ALMP in which they discuss the fact that mental illness is often conflated with criminality and the possibility of violence, and that many mental health institutions are functionally similar to prisons. The ALMP is introduced as being run by former psychiatric inmates. The ALMP speaks out against the Farview State Hospital in Pennsylvania, which, at the time, is underg... more

Cynthia Miller Papers