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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

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

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia Miller to John

New York (N.Y.) - Kalisa writes to John trying to get a hold of him, as she has not heard from him in some time. She details some of the things that have been happening in the psychiatric oppression movement, including setting up a meeting with Diane Lacey, the black community representative on the NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation. Kalisa asks John about members of the movement who would be good to include in giving ... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1995

Ponzio, Butch Mandatta

Counterpoint vol. 11 no. 3 Autumn

Groton (Vt. : Town) - A newspaper featuring personal stories and advice from psychiatric survivors. Some of the writers involved in Counterpoint had a meet up to discuss and reclaim the word "madness" as it has been applied to those who are mentally ill. One woman details helping her brother through a crisis and coming to a better understanding of him and her place in the psychiatric survivors movement. There are poems by ... 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

1985 May 31

Miller, Cynthia

Letter from Cynthia Miller to Robyn

Kalisa explains her reason for choosing the name Kalisa when she became part of the Women's Community and started identifying as a lesbian; the use of the single first name is meant to lessen her relationship to the patriarchy. She says that the goal of the psychiatric survivors movement is to abolish the mental health system, not improve it. Kalisa points to two legal cases the movement attempted to ... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1995

Support Coalition International

Dendron no. 36 Spring

Eugene (Or.) - A newspaper featuring news, personal stories, political activity, and resources for people in the psychiatric survivors movement. This issue includes articles on the forced electroshock of an 81-year-old in Wisconsin, information about the Support Coalition, which consists of about 30 human rights support groups, and an article about the death of Howie the Harp, a founder of the USA psychiatric surviv... more

Cynthia Miller Papers

1995

Ponzio, Butch Mandatta

Counterpoint vol. 11 no. 1 Spring

Groton (Vt. : Town) - A newspaper featuring personal stories and advice from psychiatric survivors. There is an interview with Peter Breggin, M.D., a psychiatrist against the use of psychiatric medication. There is also an article about biopsychiatry, schizophrenia, ways that spirituality and other health practices can be used as alternative treatment to mental illnesses, and some information on the Social Security Plan to... more

Cynthia Miller Papers