Dr. Seth Farber is a writer, social critic, dissident psychologist, visionary, activist (in the human rights, Green and anti-war movements — and a supporter of animal rights) and co-founder of the Network Against Coercive Psychiatry (1988). His newest and most important book is The Spiritual Gift of Madness:The Failure of Psychiatry and the Rise of the Mad Pride Movement. A critic of the mental health system, he has been a guest on many television and radio shows. His first book, Madness, Heresy and the Rumor of Angels: The Revolt Against the Mental Health System contained a foreword by Thomas Szasz. Dr. Farber is also an editor of the pioneering scholarly review The Journal of Mind and Behavior. He can be reached at [email protected]aol.com.