Thank you all for your thoughtful comments on the topic “Can psychiatry be reformed” or “Can there be a humane psychiatry”? Isn’t “humane psychiatry” a paradox? I have my doubts too, since the background for this paradox is a (often mainly biological) medical model as “Oldhead” wrote. Personally I could do without the term – but mostly I want to do without this medical-model-system whether termed psychiatry or gnagnagna. I like to help without this medical model – and I can do that within this system in my office (kind of subversive, but not really subversive of course). We as action group are aware of this problem and we had an intense debate about this question: do we really want to use the old term “psychiatry” (with all the problems discussed here)? At last we decided to use the term because we wanted a debate about help for persons with “mental health” problems/psychosocial “disabilities” and we wanted a PUBLIC debate. In other words: we want persons to participate in this debate who are not already critical about psychiatry or not already informed about these topics. Anyway, we are convinced that in the actual help system in Germany humane (respectful, sustaining and self-help oriented) help for persons with mental crises/psychosocial disabilities is also possible and also given. Many of our action group have experienced that too – also often the opposite has been the case – and many of our action group are actually providing it – not saying that we are perfect in this. But this kind of help is NOT the standard and it is NOT already the direction into which the help system is developing. To the contrary, we have the feeling that the help system is in real danger to remain unchanged or become even more inhumane and we want to fight against that.