Lauren J. Tenney, PhD, MPhil, MPA – Short Bio

Psychiatry, State Power, and Capitalism: Lauren is a psychiatric survivor and environmental psychologist. First institutionalized at 15 years old, she works to abolish state-sponsored human rights violations such as murder, torture, and slavery, carried out via organized psychiatric industries. Contact her at [email protected].


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.