Sera Davidow:
“Non-compliance saved my life”

Sera Davidow, MIA Blogger and Director of The Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community (RLC), discusses her lived experience within the psychiatric system. Sera entered the system as a teenager and cites ‘non-compliance’ as a part of what saved her from a very different path through life – one that would not have included freedom from psychiatric labels and medications. Sera is now a mother, advocate, activist and filmmaker, and an active part of Hearing Voices USA and Occupy the Judge Rotenberg Center, amongst a variety of other projects. This is latest in a series of testimonials featured on MadInAmerica.com produced by the “Open Paradigm Project”

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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.