Lauren Tenney

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You don't have to be mad to call in . . . But it helps. From abuse, torture, murder, and slavery coordinated by organized psychiatry to current events and critiques of modern society, we will talk. Have a news tip? Want to be a guest? Have an idea for a show? Call the Talk with Tenney Tip Line: (718) 273-8708 24-hours a day. It can be anonymous or you can leave a number for me to follow up with you. Reflections on the First Month of Talk with Tenney In a burst of energy in the middle of the night of May 16, 2014, I decided to establish a call-in radio talk show. Uncertain of what this really entailed, I embarked on this journey and have become more amazed with each step. One of the main findings of the (de)VOICED, research I conducted through the PhD Program in Environmental Psychology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, was that when people speak out against the biomedical model of psychiatry, they are silenced and retaliated against. I thought, in the middle of the night a month ago, that if there was a public place that people could call-in and discuss their experiences with and perspectives on psychiatry, that they would. I am amazed at the response and thank all of the people who have assisted in making this happen! The first month of the Talk with Tenney show, which airs 9-11 PM Eastern Time has been listened to over 3,000 times, has had dozens of callers, and two specials on electroshock. Guests, from the United States and Canada have included people who are: Psychiatric survivors; Users of psychiatry; Advocates; Activists; Life Coaches; Peer workers; Spiritualists; Veterans; Authors of books and articles on psychiatry and anti-psychiatry; Psychologists who work to expose psychiatry; and Those who have stumbled over the show, calling in to learn about these human rights violations that psychiatry commits, which they thought were long-ended. When I l

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On December 3, 2014, 8-10 PM Eastern, join Talk with Tenney for a conversation with Craig Lewis. As an anti-authoritarian, Craig struggles with the often unyielding power that is at times used forcefully to subjugate people who are unwilling to maintain the status quo. In Craig's experience working in the mental health recovery community as a Certified Peer Specialist, he has found himself often feeling crushed under the boot of power, status and class. Craig believes that the best way to get to the life he wants is dependent on battling through the barriers that are in his way, despite the oppressive nature of power, status and class. Craig openly identifies as a marginalized person yet he is fearless in fighting for the better life he wants and helping others live happier, healthier and more satisfying lives. Craig's favorite topics to discuss are the ‘Better Days' workbook, punk rock, and the power of self-directed radical human powered transformation. Craig also loves talking about cats, specifically, ‘Max the Cat Lewis', Craig's official ‘Maxcot of Recovery'. Craig has authored and published the Better Days – A Mental Health Recovery Workbook. Craig based the Better Days workbook on his personal life and recovery, and every page has been used successfully in peer group settings. A Better Days support group facilitation guide is currently being developed as are Spanish, German and French language versions of the Better Days workbook. Craig also has edited and published You're Crazy Volume One which compiles first-hand accounts of people from the punk rock scene who live with mental health struggles, addiction and trauma. A second volume of You're Crazy is currently in the works. Craig can be contacted at: WWW.BETTERDAYSRECOVERY.COM WWW.PUNKSINRECOVERY.COM
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On November 23, 2014 from 8-10 PM Eastern Leah Harris joins host Yvonne Smith for Late Night with a Hero. Leah Harris, M.A.,Director of the Natonal Caoltion for Mental Health Recovery is a mother, advocate, writer, a trauma... more

Late Night with A Hero ?The Girl Who Cried ‘Wolf!'? is the heroic story of Nancy Jensen's journey through mental illness to recovery. Raised in small-town Colorado Nancy learned early to depend on church support. A challenging family... more

Join me on November 5, 2014 from 8-10 PM Eastern for a riviteing conversation about plans to Stand-up to NAMI-NYS and The Murphy Bill (HR 3717) Friday November 14th Albany, New York. Information about The Human Rights... more

Join me October 29, 2014 for an exciting episode of Talk with Tenney: A Conversation with Frank Blankenship: Underground Railroad Landing Zones Frank explains to me, "I am working with a group of people who want to protect... more

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Seth Farber will be joining me and others for a conversation of the horror story at Trenton Psychiatric. Please join and share "Gloria was taken for no logical reason... more

Jen Padron's agenda: 1.) Peer Services | Supports in an Integrated BH and PC public health environment using my model 2.) US Peer Services | Supports Center, University of Southern California (USC) 3.) US Peer Leadership &... more

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