Monthly Archives: July 2011


Writer Bruce Stutz tells the story of how he decided he was ready to unmedicate himself, and his  experience of discontinuing pychiatric medications. Stutz didn’t just stop – he researched how the meds he was taking were supposed to work, and  what changes … Continue reading

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snapshot: untold stories of CAMH patients

Photos from last week’s theatrical tour of the historic patient-built walls that surround Queen West’s CAMH building. Article and photos in The Grid . Article by: Monika Warzecha. As part of last week’s Mad Pride celebration, the Friendly Spike Theatre … Continue reading

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What is the PPAO? Psychiatric Patients’ Advocacy Office A 28 Year History of Mental Health Advocacy and Rights Protection. Established in 1983, the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office (PPAO) works to protect and promote the rights and entitlements of Ontarians with mental … Continue reading

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The Epidemic of Mental Illness: Why? Part 2

The Illusions of Psychiatry Article by  Marcia Angell in New York Review of Books Second part of an article on three books examining modern psychiaty’s reliance on unproven science, unscientific diagnoses and unproven medications to  treat the  increasingly large portion of  the human condition that it … Continue reading

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Mad Pride Week 2011

What is Mad Pride? Mad Pride events take place around the world in growing celebration of our individual and collective power to live through mental challenges and  to campaign for more humane approaches and equality of rights for those labelled by … Continue reading

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Where is its mind? What the battle over it’s ‘bible’ says about psychiatry

Is the time up for the notion that mental “illness” can be categorised and fixed with drugs? A wry reflective artivle about Elliot Spritzer, whose brainchild it was to collate a handy guide to diagnosis- to make it easier, more … Continue reading

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