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How are we doing?

We’re 21 months and counting into this global pandemic. And just when we think we’re getting close to the end, this wicked virus dumps...

On “knowing,” activism and writing: Remembering Graeme Bacque

  We owe a debt of gratitude to activists who over the years have written, recorded, created art and cultural work that exemplifies how, when,...

Is psychiatry such a fragile house of cards?

On October 9, 2021 an opinion piece was published in the Globe and Mail entitled ‘Woke’ psychiatrists have lost sight of the biological causes...
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“Detained: Rights of children and youth under the Mental Health Act”

On Jan. 19, 2021, B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth published a scathing report on the rights of children and youth under the Mental...

RIP: Ed White – Advocate, Researcher and Supporter

To read the original of this post click here to go to the Mad in the UK site By James Moore -17/10/2021 It is with great...

World Mental Health Day – Sunday, October 10, 2021

Today - Sunday, October 10th - is World Mental Health Day. According to the World Health Organization, "The overall objective of World Mental Health Day...

Mental Health Advocacy and Activism: Perspectives on Systems and Social Transformation

About this event This is an online event. You can register here. Note: You can register for free with the code "Freebie." Co-sponsored by Mad in America...

“Cured”

Bruce Levine reviews “Cured,” a PBS Independent Lens documentary about gay liberation from psychiatry to be broadcast on October 11, 2021.  Levine writes: "Cured is...

23rd Annual ISEPP Conference October 9-10, 2021

Notice of the 23rd Annual ISEPP Conference "The Destructive Propaganda of the Mental Health Industry: How Did We Get Here? Where Are We Going?" on...

“Asylum”

This story, published in Aeon, about a hospital at Saint-Alban-sur-Limagnole, in southern France during WWII, has some lessons for us today. According to author...

AFN NATIONAL CHIEF ROSEANNE ARCHIBALD ACKNOWLEDGES NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

https://www.afn.ca/afn-national-chief-roseanne-archibald-acknowledges-national-day-for-truth-and-reconciliation/ (Ottawa, ON) – Today, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief RoseAnne Archibald acknowledges the importance of Orange Shirt Day, urging all Canadians to...

Honoring Jane Whittington: 1950-2021

It’s with great sadness that I am writing of the sudden and unexpected passing of my former husband and best friend Jane. Many of...

Mental Health Advocacy and Activism: Perspectives from Living Experience-Based Practices

From Mad in America Continuing Education Thursday, September 23rd, 2021. 1pm Eastern, 12pm Central, 11am Mountain, 10 am Pacific Participants will be introduced to highlights of...

Remembering Don Weitz, 1930-2021

My hero, mentor, and very dear friend Don Weitz died comfortably, in his home, on the afternoon of September 1, attended by his loving...

Electroconvulsive Therapy …. What does Canada have to say?

Electroconvulsive Therapy, also known as ECT, shock therapy, and electroshock, is a psychiatric treatment that uses electricity to induce a seizure in the person...

The Need for Deinstitutionalization

Irit Shimrat All provincial and territorial legislation allowing psychiatric hospitalization and community treatment or outpatient committal orders must be abolished. People who behave strangely routinely get...

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Exploring Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities: #4 – The psychiatric drugging of...

Mad in America, the Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry, International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal and A Disorder 4 Everyone are pleased to announce a series...

Virtual Film Screening – The Wisdom of Trauma featuring Dr. Gabor Mate

Global Bioethics Initiative will be screening the film ‘The Wisdom of Trauma’ featuring Dr. Gabor Mate. The film will be followed by a moderated discussion...

In Memoriam: Paula Joan Caplan

Paula Caplan, a prolific writer, playwright, and social activist, who for decades was one of the most prominent critics of psychiatry and its diagnoses,...

The ERNI Declaration: Making Sense of Distress Without “Disease”

The ERNI (Emotions aRe Not Illnesses) declaration is based on the idea that distress does not equate to disease, dysfunction, dysregulation, or chemical imbalance....

There’s a Fundamental Flaw in Mental Health Care in Canada

Mad in Canada launched on June 1st. We’re just over a month old. Reflection on the mission we share with Mad in America and...

July 22: MIA Continuing Ed webinar on Hearing Voices: The Value of Experts by...

In this webinar Dmitriy Gutkovich will present on how lived experience is reshaping support and strategy in the hearing voices community. About this event Major topics...

The Politics of Distress: A discussion with Dr. James Davies on his new book...

Dr. James Davies graduated from the University of Oxford in 2006 with a DPhil in social and medical anthropology. He is a Reader in...

Appeal to Board of Health to Ban ECT in Ontario

In January of 1984 seven members of the Ontario Coalition to Stop Electroshock, three psychiatrists, and a psychiatric social worker gave personal testimony. I...

The WHO Calls for Radical Change in Global Mental Health

During the past decade, the World Health Organization has regularly promoted the goal of improving “global mental health.” While it has often told of...

Wait, What? A Survivor’s Notebook

Diagnosis I’ve got that thing where you ask yourself if you’re to scale in their world, or merely in yours.  Spiders The ward is crawling with spiders....

Will We Wake for Pity’s Sake

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United States. While antidepressants, and other psychotropic, mind altering medications, are designed to decrease...