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1983 Mar. 22

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Stephen Mendelsohn

Somerville (Mass.) - Chamberlin says she continues "to be infuriated by the unconscious mentalism of the left", but she has not given up on the left or the women's movement despite this. Members of the Mental Patients' Liberation Front are interested in coming to Hartford to meet as many people as Mendelsohn can get together. Chamberlin understands Mendelsohn's objections to a menial job or Supplemental Security Income, b... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1995 June 12

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Justin Dart

West Somerville (Mass.) - Chamberlin informs Dart of an article in the New York Times in which people with a family history of mental illness are not eligible for organ transplants. She asks what the community can do to protest such discrimination and says she has always appreciated Dart's "tireless efforts on behalf of all people with disabilities."

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1978 Nov. 3

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Editor of Ms. magazine

Somerville (Mass.) - Chamberlin explains her issues with two articles in the November 1978 issue of the "Ms." as one was written by a director of pharmacology at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in New York, and another claims a halfway house for mental patients would be objectionable in a neighborhood.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1984 June 17

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Editor of the Boston Globe

Somerville (Mass.) - Chamberlin criticizes the use of stigmatizing identifiers against those deemed mentally ill as displayed in a story by Jean Dietz about people who are mentally ill "traveling untreated about the U.S." She is alarmed by the view of the doctors in the article that this is considered a serious issue when Chamberlin explains that they are decrying people's freedom. She says that hundreds of former mental ... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1984 July 10

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Sojourner

Chamberlin is writing to the editor of Sojourner expressing her disappointment in how they covered the change in the Boston human rights ordinance and all the groups it covered who were protected against discrimination. Sojouner left out ex-offender status, prior psychiatric patients, or military status. This is the first time that former psychiatric inmates have been included.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1981 Feb. 3

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Citizens for action in mental health special meeting to ratify work of steering committee

Somerville (Mass.) - Discussing an article by Emanuel Tanay which disparaged deinstitutionalization and Chamberlin's hope that the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill will be the voice of parents and relatives of patients and that ex-patient groups will remain independent.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1982 Jan. 13

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Grace Mahoney

Chamberlin complains of an unpleasant interaction at the Cambridge Drop-In Center, in which a staff member rudely asked Chamberlin and her friend Bonnie to leave. Chamberlin offers to give a training session for mental health staff on patients' rights.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1982 Jan. 13

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Letter from Judi Chamberlin to Grace Mahoney

Chamberlin complains of an unpleasant interaction at the Cambridge Drop-In Center, in which a staff member rudely asked Chamberlin and her friend Bonnie to leave. Chamberlin offers to give a training session for mental health staff on patients' rights.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1982 Jan. 30

Mahoney, Grace

Letter from Grace Mahoney to Judi Chamberlin

Mahoney writes that she is sorry that Chamberlin had an unpleasant interaction with the staff of the Drop-In Center, states the Center's policy and the frequent need to monitor who is using the center, and notes that Chamerlin's friend Bonnie has had run-ins with the staff in the past.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1973

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Anonymous still has a lot to learn

Elmhurst (New York, N.Y.) - In response to an anonymous article in an issue of Glamour magazine, Chamberlin encourages the author to consider the stigma she is facing as a former mental patient. Using her own experience, Chamberlin gives the anonymous author advice on how to navigate life as an ex-patient and invites her to join the mental patients' liberation movement.

Judi Chamberlin Papers