Now we’re all crazy – what’s next?

now we're all crazy-poster-8thJul2013


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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

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.

Philip Thomas

Philip ThomasAfter 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.

Kwame McKenzie

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This event forms part of the first day’s program for Mad Pride Toronto 2013.

…for more on Mad Pride Toronto 2013 programing see


Now we’re all crazy – what next?   

Now we're all crazy -8thJul2013 posterMon 8th July 2013

3pm to 6pm 

Ryerson University |Eng 103

245 Church St, Toronto



The Location – Map

ryerson campus

The Building

This event is brought to you by..

The Leadership Project

MadPride Toronto Orgnising Committee 


About recoverynetwork:Toronto

We believe people can and do recover from "mental illness" - because we are living it. We believe in the power of supporting each other: learning from and with each other. You are welcome to join us..
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