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March 3, 2021
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The topic of rights and informed consent is important because many individuals today are being subjected to harmful psychiatric interventions not of their own choosing, either in psychiatric facilities or in the community. They are not given choices or alternatives. Many are under court-ordered ‘treatment’ and they risk going back to the hospital or even jail if they do not comply. Others are at risk of losing important social supports if they are not ‘treatment compliant.’ Join us to discuss the important things we can do to protect our rights today and in the future. (Applicable information to anyone exposed to coerced treatment.)
Three presenters will share how their lives were impacted by lack of choices in the mental health system and how this discovery led them to their current life’s work which is to promote human rights in the mental health system.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:00 EST
Pre-registration is required.
To register, click HERE - takes you to Eventbrite
Facilitator: Susan Musante MS, LPCC. Susan was the founding director of Soteria-Alaska, a model proven to be a highly effective alternative to hospitalization for newly diagnosed people, and of CHOICES an alternative to conventional community mental health services directed and provided primarily by people who themselves have a “lived experience” with recovery. She is a leader, educator and advocate for the development of voluntary, informed, compassionate supports and services that work. She has worked in universities, community-based centers and consumer-run services. She has educated peer practitioners and masters level practitioners. Currently she is involved in advocacy and development projects as a contracted consultant. Her commitment is to respect the “lived experience” and support recovery.
Ron Bassman. Ron is a Psychiatric Survivor who was twice hospitalized for schizophrenia, later earned his PhD in psychology and is currently the Executive Director of MindFreedom International.
Sarah Smith. Sarah is currently a staff member of MindFreedom International and is one of the founding members of Rethinking Psychiatry. Previously, she served as the Development Director for Catholic Community Services and as a Development professional for a host of other non-profit organizations, including Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides, Returning Veterans Project, and Community Supported Shelters. She is the mother of a psychiatric survivor.
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March 12, 2021
March 12, 2021 N/A
Mad in America, the Council for Evidence- based Psychiatry and the International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal are pleased to announce a series of live, online town hall discussions focussing on issues related to psychiatric drug withdrawal. Each town hall will feature a panel comprised of a mix of professionals and people with lived experience. Following the discussion, there will be an opportunity for viewer questions.
For our second discussion, we are asking what science and research can tell us about the experience of withdrawal. We will discuss research effort that has called into question long- held professional beliefs about the effects of psychotropic drugs on the brain and nervous system.
Join us on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 8 AM PT, 11 AM ET, 4 PM GMT, 5 PM CET for a panel discussion that will include questions and comments from the audience. Please note that a minimum donation of $1 applies to register. We will email you a Zoom link on the day. Registration for the live Zoom is limited; we will also live-stream on Mad in America’s Facebook page and post to YouTube afterwards.
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March 14, 2021
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To purchase the book: https://www.routledge.com/Critical-Psychology-Praxis-Psychosocial-Non-Alignment-to-ModernityColoniality/Beshara/p/book/9780367634636
This collection of chapters advances critical psychology by incorporating praxis (theory and practice) and decolonial streams of thought. They are united around a theme of psychosocial non-alignment to modernity/coloniality.
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