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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.
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Katie Cleary is a known animal rights activist, supermodel and actress. Katie is perhaps best known for her involvement in banning the sale of fur in West Hollywood and her appearances on NBC's Deal or No Deal. She has also made numerous television and film appearances including NBC's Chuck. Iron Man 2, CMT's Working Class, America's Next Top Model and more. Cleary has raised tens of thousands of dollars for organizations such as HSUS, Much Love Animal Rescue, SPCALA, Wildlife Way Station, and more.
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
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
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