Gallery view

1984

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

The ex-inmates' movement today

Somerville (Mass.) - Foreword in which Chamberlin discusses the continual development of the ex-mental patients' movement in North America. She gives examples of different tactics used within the movement, such as civil disobedience and publicity, and the unifying force of the annual North American Conference for Human Rights and Against Psychiatric Oppression. She mentions the President's Commission on Mental Health and ... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1995

Excerpt from Beyond Bedlam

Chicago (Ill.) - Essays from Beyond Bedlam, an anthology edited by Jeanine Grobe. Handwritten notes and highlighted passages for a reading by Chamberlin.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1992 Feb. 13

Grobe, Jeanine, 1957-

Introduction to standing our own ground: writings of women psychiatric survivors

Fall River (Mass.) - Introductory essay for an anthology of writings from women psychiatric survivors. Describing the anticipated content of the book as well as a justification for the centering of focus on women. Laying out the purpose and intention of the work to follow.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1980

Shanti, Ma Prem

From suffering to celebration

On the spiritual function of pain and suffering. Taking a radically anti-medical stance and suggesting that negative emotions are linked to physical illness.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1995

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Struggling to be born

Cambridge (Mass.) - Personal narrative about Chamberlin's experience after voluntarily checking herself into Bellevue Hospital. Including notes from Grobe concerning changes to be made for the final printing of Beyond Bedlam.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1977

Alliance for the Liberation of Mental Patients

Introductory statement

Philadelphia (Pa.) - 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

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1975

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Women's oppression and psychiatric oppression

Final type of Chamberlin's submission to an anthology titled, "Women Look At Psychiatry." Encouraging the development of a mental patients' liberation ideology of oppression with respect to women psychiatric patients. Including handwritten edits from Press Gang Publishers.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1975

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Women's oppression and psychiatric oppression

Encouraging the development of a mental patients' liberation ideology of oppression with respect to women psychiatric patients. Including handwritten edits from Chamberlin.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1975

I have been mentally ill

On the internalization of the medical model of mental illness and the gendered standards of normal behavior held up by psychiatrists. Discussing the emotional and psychological damage done by the author's psychiatrists who encouraged her to focus on men and dating as a solution to her mental distress.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1975

King, Elinore L.

How the psychiatric profession views women

Examining the psychiatric discipline's perspective on women as closely aligned with prescribed societal gender roles. On how the deviation from feminine norms is considered evidence of psychological defect.

Judi Chamberlin Papers