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We invite you to help start a conversation…
This forum is a collaboration between Mad Pride and the Leadership Project.
Together, we invite you to join in conversation with three important speakers, addressing concerns and ideas arising out of the recent publication of DSM-5 (“Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for mantal Disorders”).
These concerns include…
- the threadbare scientific basis on which DSM is based;
- widespread belief that it defineds more of us as ambnormal and disordered, and sucks us all into a regime of diagnosis, dependence and drugs;
- further expansion of an approach that by design, better serves the interests of institutions and corporations than serve the needs of individuals who are struggling and need help in their lives.
- the collonaisation and reduction of normal, whatever that is.
A more hopeful vision for healthcare
The speakers will also offer ideas and invite you to help build a positive vision for mental health care that can be truly transformative: embracing a fuller understanding of human experience including adversity, resilience, relationship and recovery, diversity , meaning and madness…
Lana Frado is the Executive Director of Sound Times Support Services, a consumer / survivor operated community mental health agency providing community support and specialised services to those involved in the criminal justice system and to substance users. She has worked within the consumer / survivor community for almost two decades in both grassroots and mainstream initiatives and has worked in cross-disability activism, policy and system design, employment and human rights issues at local, provincial and national levels.
After working as a full-time consultant psychiatrist in the [UK] NHS for over twenty years, Philip Thomas left clinical practice in 2004 to write. He has published over 100 scholarly papers, and works in alliance with survivors of psychiatry, service users and community groups, nationally and internationally. He is a founder member and co-chair of the Critical Psychiatry Network.
His first book, Dialectics of Schizophrenia was published by Free Association books in 1997, and he has co-authored two other books, Voices of Reason Voices of Insnanity with Ivan Leudar, and most recently Postpsychiatry, with Pat Bracken. Until recently he was professor of philosophy, diversity and mental health in the University of Central Lancashire, and is now an honorary visiting professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities in the University of Bradford. He is currently working on two books, one about critical psychiatry and another about madness, meaning and culture.
This event forms part of the first day’s program for Mad Pride Toronto 2013.
…for more on Mad Pride Toronto 2013 programing see http://www.madprideto.com/events.htm
Now we’re all crazy – what next?
3pm to 6pm
Ryerson University |Eng 103
245 Church St, Toronto
The Location – Map
This event is brought to you by..
The Leadership Project