Today a 10½ minute long documentary by my good friend David Zupan airs on Oregon TV. You can see it online for free, details below.
You can see:
- Me tear up my psychiatric label “psychotic”
- Martin Luther King call for us all to be “creatively maladjusted”
- A re-creation of my big fall that broke my neck
- What screwing up your vocal chords can sound like
- Support from my amazing wife and community
- Us protest for global revolution because of climate crisis
Yes, making revolution visible now all over Earth is a great way to be creatively maladjusted to global warming, and this documentary shows that if I can do it, then so can you!
Here is a trailer (about one minute long) for the documentary:
Producer David Zupan said, “Creatively Maladjusted shows how human rights activist David Oaks and his wife, Debra Nunez, creatively respond to tough realities with the help of courage, community and humor.” The piece will be shown on the Oregon Lens series.
Okay, here is the documentary via the Oregon Public Broadcasting site.
You may also view it on David Zupan’s Vimeo site.
After you see the documentary here are some ways to take action:
There are several online places for you to connect with others who are part of Team Love, and/or give to the trust fund that lawyers set up to help me:
Here are Some Ways That You Can Find Out More:
Utne magazine in 2009 really did call Dalai Lama, me and 48 others “visionaries”
So Why Help Such an Expert, Now?
I remember an experienced psychiatric survivor activist always said, “An expert is defined this way: X is an unknown quantity, and spurt is a big drip!” In other words, we truly are all equal, and even if I ever do become any kind of celebrity, even a minor one, your support is still needed, if possible.
At the moment, the need is for me to make noise. Let me briefly explain.
I have started working with my brother Tony and my friend David Zupan on something we are calling Project Amplify. The point of Project Amplify is to activate my network to find and build a team of experts who can help me address some the technical challenges I face communicating.
Specifically Project Amplify is for when I:
- Email and get on the web (I use a human)
- Use my smart iPhone
- Talk in my van over the road noise
- Use public address systems at larger venues
- Or just plain talk to folks in noisy situations.
So far we have a draft powerpoint and plans for some short videos about my Project Amplify needs. Stay tuned.
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This is a slightly modified version of
a blog on David Oaks’ website.
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.