Sean Donovan: Talking About Suicide

MIA blogger Sean Donovan discusses growing up in relationship to the current psychiatric paradigm, and his experience finding a support community to talk about suicidal feelings. Sean writes about issues of “civil rights, human rights, personal experiences and the madness created when founding myths of liberty, justice and freedom in the United States clash with the realities of his own life, and those of many others.” He is a member of the Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community (RLC) and a facilitator of “Alternatives to Suicide” support groups. This is latest in a series of testimonials featured on produced by the “Open Paradigm Project”


Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own.