Rethinking Psychiatry and Homelessness

Posted: May 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

Hi All,

 This is one of the things I have been working hard at this last few months.  Here, there will be dialogue about how the mental health system could serve us better without drugging us first and ask questions later. 
Anyone is welcome, no one is turned away.  There will be an open conversation space all day Saturday, with wrap up led by Robert Whitaker, who has made the most important and constructive criticism of biopsychiatry in its history.

If anyone has ever had any connection with the mental health system or who has loved ones who have, there will be lots of alternative healing demonstrations as well as talks about medications, getting off them, nutrition, oppressions that contribute, ect…

This is my service back to the community!  Having experienced oppression and on top of that the furthering silence of psych oppression only compounded the problem, one that should have been addressed by the relationship community first.

As you all know the history of GBLTQ communities, how it has had to work its way off the ranks of ‘mental illness’ labeling, and T communities are still struggling.   And, how suffering from our culture’s racism is still not being addressed in a systemic way, and poverty and homelessness continues to be conflated with mental illness. Can you see the opportunities here for dialogue?

I hope to see lots of people here to lay it all out, and support changes in Oregon’s policy on medication first towards conversation/dialogue first.

Thanks,
Ptery

May 13-14, 2011 | First Unitarian Church | 1011 SW 12th Ave | Portland, OR | $5-$20 donation suggested (no one turned away for lack of funds)

What
  • symposium
When May 13, 2011 07:00 PM to
May 14, 2011 05:00 PM
Where First Unitarian Church | 1011 SW 12th Ave | Portland, OR
Contact Name Marcia Meyers
Contact Phone 503-665-3957
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Two day symposium featuring Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America.

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