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Please join me for an exciting conversation with psychologist, counselor, educator, and activist John Breeding, PhD. December 17, 2014, 8-10 PM Eastern. Breeding's new book, Practicing Thomas Szasz: Continuing the Work of the Philosopher of Liberty will be the subject of our conversation. (This new book is available in ebook or hard copy from the publisher, and in kindle and paperback from Amazon and you can also link to it on John Breeding's website, here: http://www.wildestcolts.com/books.html
From the back cover:
Thomas Szasz died at 92 on September 8, 2012. With his death, many of us, not enough, are left with deep concern about his legacy and the continuing influence of his ideas. Here, following a biographical sketch, I discuss some of the myriad ways his ideas have directly or indirectly influenced my ongoing work as a psychologist. I hope that my experience will have a small positive effect in keeping alive and in play the profoundly important ideas of this great man.
John Breeding, PhD is a psychologist, counselor, educator, and activist providing services and resources for individuals, couples, families and groups on personal growth, human transformation, parenting, working with young people, and liberation from psychiatric oppression.
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4/2/15, 9-11 PM Estern Talk with hosts Sarah Knutson and Lauren Tenney. Be part of the program, call: (267)521-0167
"The barriers to change in the mental health system are enormous." These words are as true today as when they were written nearly 40 years ago by Judi Chamberlin (1978) in her paradigm-changing work, On Our Own: Patient-Controlled Alternatives to the Mental Health System. In this episode of Mad U, we explore and reflect together on some of Judi's core ideas.
Chamberlin, J. (1998). Confessions of a noncompliant patient. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 36, 49-52. http://www.power2u.org/articles/recovery/confessions.html.
Chamberlin, J. (1990). The ex-patients’ movement: Where we’ve been and where we’re going. The Journal of Mind and Behavior, 11, 323-336. http://www.power2u.org/articles/history-project/ex-patients.html
Questions for reflection: Judi calls the ex-patients movement a 'liberation struggle of oppressed people' - what does that mean to you? Have you ever been called non-compliant by the mental health system? Have you ever felt pressure to comply? How did that impact you? Your relationships? Your feelings about the system? What role is there, if any, for compliance/ noncompliance in a human rights informed society? When if ever, should one person be allowed to substitute their judgment (reality) for someone else's? What concerns motivated the early ex-patient's movement? How did those concerns inform the values of the ex-patients movement? Where do you see those same values present today in how ...we treat each other as individuals? we advocate for society to treat us? we organize together to serve our communities? Where and why have we lost sight of these values? What, if anything, should we do about that?
Chamberlin, J. (1978). On Our Own: Patient controlled alternatives. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Join me on Human Rights Day, December 10, 2014, from 8-10 PM Eastern for a conversation with Katherine Hine and to hear how you can be part of helping free John Rohrer. Call (267)521-0167 to be a part of the program.
Katherine Hine is an inactive attorney in Ohio and mother of John Rohrer, the 34 year old writer/musician being kept locked up in state facilities since September, 2009, force drugged for more than 3 ½ years. Thanks to support from the Anti-Psychiatry movement and lawsuits involving 5 separate courts in Ohio, John, as of November 4, 2014 is no longer forcibly drugged. But he remains hospitalized by the very people who have been battering and retaliating against him for the past 2 years. Support from the human rights community is more needed today than ever, as John and his attorney attack Ohio’s mental health SYSTEM in the courts of its state capital. A demonstration is planned for January at the State House. On December 10, 2014, Human Rights Day, it may be timely to reflect on some of the rights we all as citizens still have on paper, and what that really means in practice in America today. For a more complete story, with comments, go to http://www.madinamerica.com/2014/12/patients-lawsuit-claims-psychiatric-diagnosis-treatment-fraud-malpractice-torture/#more-50533.
Join me on April 15, 2015 from 9-11 PM Eastern for an exciting conversation with Chaya Grossberg about making our own media - the art of the blog!
Chaya Grossberg will talk about the importance of blogging for psychiatric survivors and some recent and upcoming blogging initiatives. She will talk about the importance of blogging for building our movement and for us as individuals who have experienced trauma to transform our pain into offerings that inspire others. She will discuss the potential we have as media makers and answer any questions about blogging, starting your own blog and overcoming fears of going public.
Chaya is a writer, teacher, coach, and group facilitator living in San Francisco. She teaches classes as well as coaches individuals in person and by phone/Skype. Chaya is a psychiatric survivor and publicly speaks and writes about her experiences and perspectives. Her website and blog are at www.chayagrossberg.com
Questions for Chaya? Ideas, suggestions? Do you have your own blog? Call (267)521-0167 to be a part of the program!
This week on Mad U: Mad About U! This show is about you - What are your favorite classics in the mad movement? What are the 'must reads' for this show? What are the hot topics to address? What authors and movement leaders should 'everyone' know about? How should we go about the show? What's the best way to engage the material and create a lively discussion? How would you like to participate? What's the best way to learn from others? To share what you know?
Electroshock - Guest appearance by George Ebert who will talk about the upcoming protest on May 16 and read some of his writings.
Bonus current events topic: Why pilots crash planes. Bring your lived experience and what you've read about the crash. We'll pull from our pot of 'mad wisdom' and make sense of it together.
Some authors/ topics for future shows: Leonard Frank/; Linda Andre (Electroshock); Robert Whitaker (Anatomy of An Epidemic), Redefining Mental Illness (TM Luhrman), Understanding Psychosis & Schizophrenia, Hearing Voices Movement, Intentional Peer Support (Shery Mead), Recovery Values (Shery Mead/ Mary Ellen Copeland) Defining Peer Roles (Western Mass RLC); Declaration of Principles (Tenth Annual Conference); Ron Bassman (being psychiatrized); Tina Minkowitz (ending force and coercion), Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; Pat Deegan (Spirit Breaking); Focault (Madness & Civilization); Goffman (Total Institutions), Thomas Szasz (Psychiatric Slavery/ Therapeutic State); William Miller (Rediscovering Fire/ empathy vs. coercion); Insane Manifesto;
Mad In America (articles and blogs); Radical Psychiatry Manifesto
April 1, 2015 from 9-10 PM Eastern or a lively conversation with Sarah Knutson.
For years, activists have been calling attention to psychiatric mystification as an abuse of power. We've opposed the proliferation of DSM confabulated 'mental disorders' as a instruments of industry profit and social control. Yet, for the most part, as a society, we remain confused. What really is going on when someone becomes distressing to themselves or others? Why does this happen? And what could a human rights-informed society attempt to do about it? Beyond this, how do we make change happen? What are we up against? Why is change so hard? And how do we begin to take down the walls that divide us into 'us' and 'them'? As an mad activist, xlawyer, xtherapist, Sarah Knutson has devoted much of her life to making sense of these issues. In this episode, Sarah will draw from both lived experience and social science research to offer an integrated wholistic human perspective that gets us beyond the conventional divide between 'mental health' and 'mental illness.' Sarah will also discuss the challenges inherent in any effort to change conventional human consciousness from the 'tried & true' to the 'radically new.' Bonus: a conversation about holding your ground with police for activism season!
Sarah Knutson is a RadMad Didactivist with lived experience as a therapist, lawyer and human rights advocate. Sarah is passionate about creating "positively mad" culture and accessible approaches to mental distress based on shared humanity. She works as a consultant for Intentional Peer Support. Sarah struggles daily to vote with her life for a world she wants to live in. Volunteer activities include organizing around the IPS Learning Community, Peerly-Human Family, Human Rights Recovery and the Wellness-Recovery Human Rights Campaign (more info on facebook.
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Tonight on Mad U – 9-11 PM EASTERN. An Evening with Pat Risser. Pat Risser has been a psych rights activist and advocate for nearly 3 decades. His journey from childhood trauma/ abuse to mental health system trauma/ abuse to peer-supported recovery, healing and wholeness is powerful and compelling. In this episode, Pat will take us on a tour of his life, his work, his writing and his webpage. He’ll share his experience of what helped, what didn’t, where we’ve come as a movement, what needs to change, and how we can go about getting there.
From Pat: "I had been brainwashed by the psychiatric system to be hopeless, helpless and overly dependent. So now I've dedicated the greater part of my life to try and reach people who are currently affected by the system and deprogram them from the cult of psychiatry."
About Pat: Pat is a semi-retired, award-winning Mental Health Consultant who provides training and workshops for consumers/survivors throughout the country. Pat has extensive experience as an author trainer, facilitator, presenter and consultant. He’s been a human rights activist, mental health advocate and trauma champion for over twenty-five years. Pat has built and directed a statewide consumer network, directed a patients' rights program and developed countless self-help, peer support groups. Pat entered the mental health system at age 21. He survived over 20 hospitalizations for a raft of purported diagnosis entitling him to a boatload of pyschiatric drugs, none of which helped. He brings perspectives as a consumer/survivor, professional provider, administrator and family member.
To check out Pat's extensive website: www.patrisser.com
To talk with Pat, Sarah, and Lauren, and be part of the show, call (267)521-0167
Join us for L*I*V*E On Air Readings with your popular Firefly Willows L*I*V*E show hosts. Skype or call in during the show to receive a reading L*I*V*E on the air.
• Tarot • Intuitive Coaching • Runes • Animal Medicine • Shamanic Coaching • Psychic Messages • I-Ching •
Call or Skype in during the L*I*V*E show and receive a free reading. Got a question? Got a problem? Need some guidance?
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On March 4, 2015 from 8-10 PM Eastern, join in for an exciting conversation with Dr. Ron Leifer.
"Ron Leifer, MD, MA, is a psychiatrist with more than fifty years’ experience as a nonmedical, noncoercive psychotherapist. He received his psychiatric training at the Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, where his mentor was Professor Thomas Szasz, MD. . . . His interest then turned to a synthesis of Western psychology and Buddhist psychology, the result of which was the publication of a triology of books on the subject: The Happiness Project (1996), Vinegar into Honey (2006), and Engagements With The World (2013). In 2001, Ron Leifer was awarded the “Thomas Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties” (Professional Category)"
for more info about Dr. Leifer: http://ronleifer.zenfactor.org/index.htm
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Craig Lewis, the author of 'Better Days - A Mental Health Recovery Workbook' is fighting a battle, much like we all are. Life can present impossible situations at times that can make our lives unmanageable. We can be beaten down to such a degree that we have trouble with our basic functioning. Craig knows this well as this has been a struggle that he has been battling through for months on end. Sometimes, no matter what we do, even if we do all the right things, we must still face head on, some of the worst of times and disruptions to our lives, that can make it nearly impossible for us to be happy, healthy and satisfied with our lives. Craig knows that we are all fighters, at least somewhere deep inside, and that fighting for our lives, for our happiness and for our peace, is a difficult and painful thing to do. The challenges that we, at times, must face, can feel and appear to be impossible to manage and, as a result, we may feel that our lives have become absolutely unbearable and that there is no way that we could ever know peace and happiness again. Craig knows this personally and he is currently living and battling through, some of the worst of times, and he is here to to talk about coping skills, perspectives, and how we get past those seemingly impossible obstacles and move forward with reclaiming, embracing and/or creating, a happier, healthier and more satisfying life. Everyone is important and everyone deserves to be respected and treated with dignity and to be heard. When we know that we are not alone, and that others can relate to our struggles, and when we know that there are people fighting back, all around the world, right this very minute, and that we are not alone; perhaps we too can find ways to overcome and to move forward, blasting through,never stopping, never quitting and never giving in.
Join Psychic-Medium and Energy Healer Robin White Turtle Lysne, host of Evolve, for L*I*V*E On Air Readings. Skype or call 646.716.5510 during the show to receive a reading L*I*V*E on the air.
• Psychic Readings • Spirit Communication • Messages from Those Crossed Over • Intuitive Guidance • Shamanic Healing •
Call 646.716.5510 or Skype in during the L*I*V*E show and receive a free reading. Got a question? Got a problem? Need some guidance?
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Robin White Turtle Lysne, M.A., M.F.A, Ph.D. - author, artist, and energy medicine/intuitive practitioner. Find out more about Robin at her website, The Center for the Soul.
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