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  • 02:00

    MadU with hosts Sarah Knutson and Lauren Tenney: Right to Be Human

    in Education

    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

  • 02:01

    Mad U with hosts Sarah Knutson and Lauren Tenney

    in Education

    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.


    Course Reading:


    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?


    References


    Chamberlin, J. (1978). On Our Own: Patient controlled alternatives. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

  • 02:00

    MadU: with hosts Sarah Knutson and Lauren Tenney: An Evening with Pat Risser

    in Current Events

    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

  • 01:59

    MadU with hosts Sarah Knutson and Lauren Tenney

    in Current Events

    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

  • 00:57

    In Other Words . . . with Lauren Solomon

    in Business

    How you look goes way beyond what you wear.  It's about how see yourself and how others see you.  Lauren Solomon of Image by Lauren, will talk with us about how important image is, both to your career and to your self-esteem.  
    You're not going to hire a financial manager who's wearing overalls any more than you'll hire a plumber shows up in a business suit.  Imagine going to a dentist with a tooth missing.  


    Lauren will give us some tips on how to be your best self, your true self.  Showing on the outside who you are on the inside.  And her book, Image Matters, is a great place to start.


     

  • 00:19

    Introducing Lauren Ell of the Hi Desert

    in News

    Lauren Ell kicks off her broadcast Lauren Ell of the Hi Desert. Lauren shares a little about herself, why she started the show and what she sees in the future. You can learn more about the broadcast by going to LaurenElloftheHiDesert.com.
     

  • 01:07

    New Music Inferno w/ Lauren Marsh & Crystal Lee Morgan!!!

    in Music

    Lauren Marsh - Indie Singer/Songwriter from Hopewell,NJ...New album "The Incurable Heart" (Deluxe Edition) out now...Next show on April 26th @ Communiversity Artsfest in Princeton,NJ..Check out her music,tour dates & more @ www.laurenmarsh.com


    Crystal Lee Morgan - Singer/Songwriter from Pittsburgh,PA...Just joined a new songwiter/musician group in Pittsburgh called "Black Little Birds"...Check her music, tour dates & more @ www.facebook.com/blacklittlebirds


     

  • 00:48

    Show - #28- Guests: Giovanna Capozza/Lauren Sonnenberg/Amy Jarosky!!

    in Motivation

    1st Guest: Giovanna Capozza, Transformational Life & Relationship Coach/Mentor & Spiritual Teacher.


    www.giovannacapozza.com


    Giovanna is a coach, mentor, speaker, author and spiritual teacher who helps women be free to discover the truth of who they are, in all that they do, in all parts of their lives without sacrificing themselves.  She teaches women how to conquer fear and stop playing small in their lives & relationships.


    2nd Guest: Lauren Sonnenberg, Psychotherapist & Wellness Consultant (& Founder of LifeCore).


    www.LifeCoreOnline.com


    Lauren Sonnenberg, LMHC, D.PSc, CAP is a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of chronic pain and serious illness.  Using EFT and other mind-body approaches, the root causes of chronic pain and illness are identified and “cleared out” so as to allow for optimal healing.  


    3rd Guest: Amy Jarosky, Certified Health and Lifestyle Expert.


    http://healthyvices.com


    Amy Jarosky is a Certified Health & Lifestyle Expert and Founder of Healthy Vices. Amy focuses on helping busy men and women lose weight, decrease stress, sleep better, improve energy, etc. She truly loves helping individuals feel their best and regain balance in their lives. 


     


     

  • Mad U: hosts Sarah Knutson and Lauren Tenney: An Evening with Sharon Cretsinger

    in Current Events

     Lessons from feminism in an era of inter-oppression. There are many parallels between women and madness, including our rise and fall as people's self-determination movements. Significantly, activists in both groups started out meeting in each others' homes, talking separatism, liberation and consciousness-raising. Both had visions of a new world order that turned existing power relations on their heads. Now both groups are funded, organized, integrated and professional. Yet, the world, for most of us, is still the largely same. So what happened? How come so many of us still feel oppressed?

  • 00:31

    Lauren Tharp is back we catch up and we rock it

    in Film

    t's a brand new year and it's time to catch up with one of Wayne's favorite guests! Freelance writer Lauren Tharp joins Wayne Clingman on Indy Film Wisconsin for the 5th time! Don't miss out as they discuss writing, film, and redheads.


     

  • 00:46

    Book giveaways & interviews with Lauren Oliver, Nina MacLaughlin & Sylvia True

    in Books

    Three books, written by three women, that are as different and compelling as their authors. Tune in for book giveaways and conversations with:



    Lauren Oliver on Vanishing Girls. An edgy, compelling YA novel by this New York Times bestselling author about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident, and who are searching to find both themselves and each other.
    Nina MacLaughlin on Hammer Head. A warm and inspiring memoir about Nina's decision to quit her job sitting behind a desk at a Boston newspaper and apply for a job on Craigslist to become a carpenter’s assistant.
    Sylvia True on The Wednesday Group. A captivating and moving debut novel about five women who share never-before-told secrets, and bond over painful truths, when they meet at a support group for partners of sex addicts.


    Hosted by Cindy Wolfe Boynton. Visit the Literary New England blog for more book giveaways, author talk, event information and to listen to past episodes -- book-tatstic updates posted regularly!