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Please see Irit 's tribute to Don Weitz in Mad in America as well as information about Don Weitz's book Resistance Matters: The Radical Vision of an Antipsychiatry Activist,


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...  Of all the many amazing activists I have been privileged to know, Don was by far the fiercest, most passionate, dedicated, determined, courageous and persistent. His lifelong fight against oppression and for human rights—not only of psychiatric survivors but also of Black, brown and Indigenous people, women, refugees, immigrants, prisoners, and all poor people—has always set a shining example for the rest of us.

Any ordinary person would likely have been crushed by the forced administration of the more than 100 sub-coma insulin shock “treatments” to which Don was subjected as a young man. But Don was no ordinary person. He survived and thrived, and spent the rest of his long life defending and helping the victims of psychiatric torture and so many other forms of injustice. ...

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And  @Registered Member the work, analysis, research continues from Phoenix Rising ashes in multiple venues, including eenetconnect.

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Mad in America’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for rethinking psychiatric care in the United States (and abroad). We believe that the current drug-based paradigm of care has failed our society, and that scientific research, as well as the lived experience of those who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, calls for profound change.


This is Really Happening: An Exchange on Life in Mental Health Services by Stephen McKenna Lawson & Anne E. Watmough

In this new series, two individuals – inspired by Asylum magazine but on ‘either side’ of the patient/professional divide – came together to exchange images (cartoons) and text (reflections) about what it feels like to experience mental health services.

The goal was collaboration. The process was joyful. The result was both art and alliance.

The Collaborators:

Images – Anne E Watmough (psychiatric survivor and cartoonist)

Text – Stephen McKenna Lawson (mental health nurse)


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