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”
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.