42 results found for: subject:"Discrimination against the mentally ill"

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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

1982 Feb.

Mental patients meet with mayor's aide

Northampton (Mass.) - A newspaper article in the Daily Hampshire Gazette by Stephen Lyons heavily quotes Rebecca Macauley after meeting with the mayor's administrative assistant following a fatal fire allegedly set by a Northampton State Hospital patient. Rebecca talks about the panic and fear that have surrounded ex-patients as a result. In a letter to the editor, Rebecca calls out Mayor David Musante on his proposal to i... more

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

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

1982 Mar. 27

Frank, Leonard Roy

Letter from Leonard Roy Frank to Judi Chamberlin

San Francisco (Calif.) - Discussing Chamberlin's article in the Boston Globe and the discrimination faced by ex-mental patients due to Reaganomics with reference to an upcoming arcle on the subject in Madness Network News. Updates on the success of MNN and NAPA efforts and finances and the status of Frank's book.

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

1995 June 10

Kolata, Gina Bari, 1948-

Getting on a transplant list is the first of many hurdles

An article discussing the difficulty of getting on the list for organ transplants. A patient must first have a doctor who then decides whether or not to refer the patient to a medical center for a transplant; factors doctors use in determining this include whether the patient is a substance abuser or is mentally ill or otherwise mentally disabled. The transplant center also decides whether a patient i... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers