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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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From Craig Lewis: Our animal companions mean the world to us. For those of us who have struggled throughout our lives, who have been abandoned, mistreated, subjugated and disempowered, we know the damage that has impacted our psyche. I am one of these people. I know what it means to be damaged to my core. There have been many times in my life when I was unsure if I would make it the next day. There have been many times in my life that the pain I was experiencing was too much to manage and that the prospect of never hurting again was a beautiful thought to have. Even in the past three months, abject despair has, at times, consumed me. However, there was something different going on this time. I have an animal companion in my life who is depending on me to care for him. No matter how bad things became I felt a responsibility to him. His name is Max the Cat. Max the Cat is a rescue. He has experienced abandonment two times in his short life. No matter what was going on with me, I simply could not abandon him. I know the brutal pain of abandonment. Every day I spent time with him, patting him, brushing him and singing to him. He responded by smothering me with his love. He saw and heard me cry every day, sometimes uncontrollably, and he knew of my pain and suffering and he gave me his unconditional love. Without Max the Cat being in my life these past few months, I would be dead. I love Max the Cat and he has helped me stay alive and his love has helped heal me in ways that I have never experienced before. We want to hear from listeners about your precious and loved animal companions. Many of you may have had a loving animal companion who may no longer be with you. This is an opportunity to honor and celebrate all the beauty they brought to your life. For those of us who know the life impacting love of an animal, this is a time to celebrate this love. Bark Bark. Meow Meow. Ribbit. (267)521-0167 is the number to call to be part of the show.
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Join Talk with Tenney on April 22, 2015 from 9-11 PM Eastern for an exciting and informative conversation with Lauren Parks on surviving and ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Lauren Parks is a social work graduate student at... more

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... more

Join me on April 15, 2015 from 9-11 PM Eastern for an exciting conversation with Chaya Grossberg about making our own media - the art of the blog! Chaya Grossberg will talk about the importance of blogging for psychiatric survivors... more

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... more

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... more

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... more

calll in 267 521 0167 Amy Smith is a 60 yo city-gal Obamacare wonk who now lives in the high plains of frontier NE Colorado. She exited psychiatry in 2007, loosley, after 37 years of marginal and deadly "treatment". She will be discussing... more

Call in 267 521 0167 After years of working Larry and Linda never dreamed that their would be turned upside down. Social Security and the fight over Medical Care was going to be the death of them. A story only a few years ago that we... more

Conversation around Race and Mentall Illness System.267- 521-0167 call in.Tracy is a person who was a victim of traumatic domestic abuse and who got the bes of her abuser. She also is a ECPR trainer. Join us to discuss how the struggle... more

Chris Hansen hails from New Zealand. Her chief qualification for this work is her own lived experience of being diagnosed, treated, locked up and coerced in the mental health system. Before her official and very public promotion to this... more

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