Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry

Book of alternatives to psychiatry around the world, edited by Peter Stastny and Peter Lehmann. (Ex-) users and survivors of psychiatry, therapists, psychiatrists, lawyers, social scientists and relatives report about their alternative work, their successes, their individual and collective experiences. The book highlights alternatives beyond psychiatry, current possibilities of self-help for individuals experiencing madness, and strategies toward implementing humane treatment. With a link to “Self-help & Alternatives beyond Psychiatry” – Peter Lehmann’s International Internet Portal on Humanistic Antipsychiatry


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.