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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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August 30, 2015 Special Broadcase 9pm Eastern 8pm Cenral Pat Risser spent over ten years (1973 –1987) as a "mental patient" with over twenty hospitalizations including state hospital and various treatment modalities. His lived experience includes (often forced) inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, day treatment, individual, group and medication therapy He recovered fully and worked as a professionalThe organization also monitored facilities for compliance on issues such as use of seclusion and restraints. Pat started over 60 self-help, peer support groups (and local AMI family member He is also the recipant of numerous awards. Pat Risser will provide a unique perspective of where are movement is and a look to the future. A person who does not understand his past is bound to repeat the future. Call in and join the conversation at 267-521-167 or lessen on podcast or blog radio.
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Mike Bachhuber, Executive Director, Independent Living Council of Wisconsin, Madison, WI Mike has worked for social justice for the last four decades, in disability rights since 1997. His work includes Wisconsin's Protection and... more

Yvonne Smith and Lauren Tenney host open lines for further analyses of the MHASP webinar, "Murphy Bill in 2015". Not that they would put it this way, maybe, but the webinar will feature a discussion about three sweeping... more

Join Talk with Tenney on August 12, 2015 from 9-11 PM East 6-8 West for an intriguing and enlightening conversation with Dr. Paula Joan Caplan. Paula J. Caplan is a clinical and research psychologist, author of books and plays,... more

Yvonne Smith and Lauren Tenney host open lines for response to the MHASP webinar, "Murphy Bill in 2015". Not that they would put it this way, maybe, but the webinar will feature a discussion about three sweeping legislative efforts... more

2 PM Eastern August 7, 2015. Download the bill here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/x7eodspllgtrqmx/Cassidy%20Murphy%20Mental%20Health%20Bill%20Senate%20August%202015.pdf?dl=0 Today I will read the Cassidy-Murphy "Mental Health" Bill without commentary.... more

The Cassidy-Murphy Bill announced August 4, 2015, presents the same kind of issues as HR 2646, the Murphy Bill. Tune in for a reading of the bill and call in to share your thoughts. You can read the yet-to-be-numbered bill here:... more

6pm pacific 7Mtn,8pm Central 9pmEST Aubrey Ellen Shomo is a writer, filmmaker, activist, hacker, psychiatric survivor, entrepreneur, network engineer, and dreamer.Amy Smith is a recent old country gal, gearing up to organize... more

Sunday 900pm Eastern 8 pm Central 7Pm Mountain and 6Pm Central call in number 267-521-0167 or listen only on blog radio or podcast Joseph Rogers joins us again for a second Round of Late Night. Call in with your advocacy... more

(267) 521-0167 David Healy: You Promote This? Life After Electroshock: Disability, Discrimination, Brain Damage, and Negative Economic Ramifications David Healy please clarify your stance on electroshock. Hear people who are... more

267) 521-0167 You asked for it. More opportunities to call in. So tonights show is totally a call in Starting at 9PM Central. Lots of things are happening. Murphy Bill still on burner. Looks like National Mental Health Clearing House is losing its... more