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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

1997 May 13

MIND (Mental health association)

Opportunity knocks Employment and mental health: creativity v. discrimination

London (England) - A conference on the discrimination people with mental health issues face when seeking employment with workshops on how to get and keep a job.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1982 Mar. 3

Lipman, Harvy

Musante fulminates

Northampton (Mass.) - Newspaper article from the Valley Advocate which talks about the aftermath of a Northampton State Hospital patient setting a fire that killed one elderly woman and severely burned another while she was out on a day pass from the hospital. Mayor David Musante used the event as a springboard to decry a consent decree which allows the Department of Mental Health to set up a network of community programs ... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1976 Nov.

Bozarth, Ollie Mae

Task force on feminist investigations in mental health

Regarding the establishment of a task force to work towards changing the law so that forced psychiatric and medical procedures, including involuntary hospitalization, are prohibited. As laws and discrimination against people with mental illness are particularly destructive to women, the task force is especially important to the National Organization for Women. The hope is to interest feminist attorney... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1975

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

What does it mean to be labeled as insane?

Chamberlin's reflections on her time in the mental health system.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1975

Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010

Voluntary and involuntary commitment: the semantics of deception

An article about the use of words by psychiatrists and mental health workers to conceal the poor treatment of mental patients.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1977 Feb.

Bozarth, Ollie Mae

'Right to choose' applies to psychotherapy

Concerning the fallacies of the medical model of mental illness and the discrimination people who have been deemed mentally ill, especially women, face. The Feminist Investigations in "Mental Health" Task Force as part of the National Organization for Women seeks to defend a woman's right to choose or refuse psychiatric procedures and therapy, raise consciousness about the issues women face when label... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1976 June 20

Fisher, Joe, 1947-2001

Ontario's 'free' mental patients Alone, unloved and ignored

Toronto (Ont.) - On the lack of services for persons discharged from psychiatric institutions. Criticizing the state of outpatient mental health programs for ex-patients as well as the failure of government efforts to support this population. Exploring alternative programs and the stated needs of people undergoing psychiatric distress. Including commentary from Don Weitz and discussion of a brief submitted on behalf o... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers