Milestones of the Consumer/Survivor/Ex-patient (C/S/X) Movement for Social Justice
Brief History and Accomplihments of the Consumer/Survivor/Ex-patient (C/S/X) Movement
NCMHR, SAMHSA Launch Consumer/Survivor History Exhibit
On July 14, we celebrated Bastille Day/International Mental Patients’ Human Rights Day by having a special ceremony dedicated to the opening of the Consumer/Survivor History Exhibit at the SAMHSA headquarters in Rockville, MD. This was a very special day for many people who have been involved in this project from its beginning.
Label Jars, Not People Radio Show Remembers Judi Chamberlin
Paula Caplan and Lennard Davis about psychiatry's 'label bible' the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). Dan Fisher will help us remember the legacy of Judi Chamberlin. “Label Jars, Not People” was a favorite slogan of Judi, and that's the theme of this show! Hosted by David W. Oaks, Director, MindFreedom International. Click here to listen to the show.
President Obama Proclaims International Day of Persons with Disabilities
This year, in an effort to renew our global commitment to human rights and fundamental freedoms for persons with disabilities, the United States became a proud signatory of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This treaty represents a paradigm shift, urging equal protection and benefits for all citizens, and reaffirming the inherent dignity and independence of the 650 million people living with disabilities worldwide. Today, as we commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we celebrate the skills, achievements, and contributions of persons with disabilities in America and around the world. We recognize the progress we have made toward equality for all, and we rededicate ourselves to ensuring individuals with disabilities can reach their greatest potential. [To read full proclamation, click here]
Terrific Interview with two of our heroes, Sally Zinman and Jay Mahler by the Rev. Barbara F. Meyers the producer of a public access TV show called Mental Health Matters - Alameda County. The half-hour shows focus on various aspects of mental health. In June 2008 they focused on the Consumer Movement. [Click to view video]
Remarks by Lauren Spiro - Opening of the SAMHSA History Exhibit at the SAMHSA Headquarters, Rockville, Md - July 14, 2010
The Disability History Museum
The History of the Mental Health Consumer Movement
Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Programs
Legal help in your area can sometimes be found at your Protection and Advocacy (P&A) office.
Judi Chamberlin debates E. Fuller Torrey, MD on Involuntary Treatment
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