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Tonight on Mad U @ 9-11 PM Eastern - Right To Be Human! Thursday, 4/30 with hosts Sarah Knutson and Lauren Tenney. To listen, call: (267) 521-0167 (press 1 or *1 to talk) or click, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/talkwithtenney/2015/04/30/mad-u-with-hosts-sarah-knutson-and-lauren-tenney. We live in a world that thinks human rights end where psychiatry begins. But which came first, the deprivation or the diagnosis? In 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognized that every human being needs certain fundamental protections in order to live, develop and thrive as a member of the human community. In 2006, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities applied these same protections to psycho-social disabilities. So.... What protections do we need as human beings? What affect does this have on mental well-being? What happens if we live our lives unprotected? How good is our society at looking out for us? What is the effect of being repeatedly violated or disregarded as a human being? Is psychiatry selling us a bill of goods that's distracting from the real issues? Why are we treating individuals if our whole society is sick? Would we better off focusing on human rights recovery than mental health recovery?
For further reading:
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?navid=15&pid=150
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.
Rez and Andy welcome Master Falconer David Knutson, owner and handler for the wildly popular Seahawk Mascot,Taima.
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Katie Goodman is an award-winning musical comic, actress, author, creative coach, and social activist. She has been seen on Showtime’s The Green Room With Paul Provenza, on Current TV as a pundit, is a featured blogger for The Huffington Post, has contributed to O, The Oprah Magazine and is the author of “Improvisation For The Spirit.” She is the creator and headliner of “Broad Comedy,” an internationally touring satirical musical show that she and her husband Soren Kisiel write and direct. Her solo show is presently playing in New York City. Katie and Soren were nominated for the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant for their extensive work in theatre, and were also nominated for The EPIC Award from The White House Project for emerging artists. Her album is available on Itunes, her book on Amazon, and her comedy music videos can be seen, having amassed over 1.5 million hits on Youtube. www.KatieGoodman.com
Tonight Lady Tara welcomes Katie Snow, Executive Editor of the newest publication for Witches Everywhere, The Spellery.
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This week, Shannon Fisher will interview Reiki Master, Katie McCall, to discuss healing modalities, the movement of energy, brain training, and the power of forgiveness.
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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
Tonight on Mad U - 9-11 PM "Shocking Thought - "Yes They Still Do That" - To listen, call: (267) 521-0167 (press 1 or *1 to talk). On Saturday, May 16th 2015, survivors around the world will stand in unity to ban the use of electro-convulsive shock (ECT) as a 'treatment' in mental health. An estimated 100,000 people still receive this brain-damaging procedure in the United States. While highly profitable for providers, shock is no more effective than placebo. The benefits, if any, tend to be short-lived and result largely from the natural endorphins that the body releases to sooth pain when an injury occurs. Shock is often urged, and sometimes forced, when people are in a highly vulnerable state. In this episode of Mad U, we talk about the upcoming protest, why it's important, and how to get involved. We also talk about the history of shock, why it's so damaging, and what we can and should do differently when human beings reach the point where life no longer feels worth living. For further reading:
Readings from Leonard Frank - http://psychiatrized.org/LeonardRoyFrank/FromTheFilesOfLeonardRoyFrank.htm
Book review of Linda Andre's "Doctors of deception http://journals.cortland.edu/wordpress/sasc/files/2012/12/6_smuckler_book_review.pdf
Ted Chabasinski, JD, Author, Mad in America, http://www.madinamerica.com/author/tchabasinski/
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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