Sunday, September 27, 2020

An Anthem for Our Times

MIA Radio host James Moore premiered his song, Bad Things Happen 2020, at the recent A Diagnosis for Everyone online festival. Enjoy!

Overheated, then Overtreated: My 10-Day Involuntary Hold

Had the hospital simply treated me for heatstroke, they would have made next to nothing. But 11 days in the hospital (10 on a locked ward) and a battery of tests and psych drugs? Well, I’ll let you do the math.
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Suicidal Thoughts, Psychiatric Diagnosis, and What Really Helps: Part Two

This piece is the second of a two-part essay about suicide, diagnosis, what doesn't help, and what does help. This part is about barriers to seeking help and about the ways we actually can be of help to people who are considering suicide.
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Suicidal Thoughts, Psychiatric Diagnosis, and What Really Helps: Part One

This piece is the first of a two-part essay about suicide, diagnosis, what doesn't help, and what does help. This part is about suicide, diagnosis, and some of what fails to help.
Nev Jones and Sandy Steingard

A Conversation with Nev Jones

A dialogue between Nev Jones and Sandy Steingard about Mad in America, critics of psychiatry, medication for psychosis, Open Dialogue, and the need for racial and class justice.

VICE, MIA and The Movement Against Psychiatry

The Vice article was presented as an exploration of the “movement against psychiatry,” and yet you can see, once it is deconstructed, how it told a story that surely pleased the promoters of the conventional narrative, and put the “critics” on the defensive at almost every turn.

Why Is the APA Proposing Sweeping Changes to Training Requirements?

The American Psychological Association has proposed sweeping changes to training, focusing on the behavioral health model, which reduces the complexity of the human experience to observable behaviors.

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The latest: Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry invites papers for a special issue considering psychology, psychiatry, and related disciplines within a narrative arts rather than natural sciences paradigm.

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by Anthony Freda