Can psychiatry be defeated? How? And how long would it take? No predominant power gives up power willingly. I support those who move to defeat psyhciatry. Another front is to create something new. Actually it is very old. Before psychiatry people suffered. If the suffering was in the form of madness, at least as seen by the prevailing culture at the time; people suffered the prevailing beliefs of those times. Madness created fears and fears led to protecting society. We have learned in these last hundred years about intergenerational transmision of trauma and the ravages unrepaired, unacknowledged and unresolved trauma causes to our psyches and souls and physiology. We have also learned that healing from trauma (resulting in madness) comes through healing conections with others who have experienced there own traumas. We know being in a safe place with compassionate others who appreciate our situation engage with us in an empathic way over time helps.The basics help. Perhaps a dream but psychiatry would crumble over time if it is deprived of it’s victims. Once you’re in the system you are a potential victim of coercion. If we establish places in our communities where young adults in crisis can go and BE WITH others who understand, help is present. Once we are “free” from the medicalization of emotional distress we are free to be with others and use the basics. It is just being human to be with and care for another when in distress.