In this fragment of a letter, Cynthia questions and comments an unidentified correspondent's paper. She brings up concepts like "battered woman syndrome" and how this brings up a question for her about the need of psychological witnesses to state the fitness of straight women and lesbians as mothers. She criticizes the correspondent's focus on feminist therapy. She also brings up a written threat to a... more
National Alliance of Mental Patients
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.
1983 Dec. 3
Kalisa writes to Kayla, who is apparently in an institution. Kalisa talks about her time spent in law libraries as she fills papers in a medical malpractice suit because of her stroke. Kalisa tells Kayla that she has given her contact information to Don Weitz, part of a Toronto group called On Our Own.
1985 Apr. 11
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
Alliance of Central New York, Inc.
Syracuse (N.Y.) - A brochure for The Alliance of Central New York, Inc., an advocacy group that focuses on self-help and mutual support in order to empower current and former psychiatric patients. Includes information on the main goals of the project and activities that they provide, and principles of the group.
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
A draft of a letter for Judi Chamberlin that Kalisa sent to Leonard Roy Frank. The letter has several handwritten edits. After the draft of Judi's letter, Kalisa talks about how the neurologist she visited decided that her psych label was mistaken and how free that makes her feel. The neurologist recommended an article about the amount of misdiagnoses that occur and Kalisa discusses this article.