Category Archives: advocacy and rights

Domestic Abuse


Short video by NAHMW based in Maine, US. Warning – includes portrayal of domestic violence , or Intimate Partner Violence -IPV. Domestic violence affects men too…. The Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women (DAHMW) is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, and … Continue reading

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the bullying experiment – fouseyTUBE


fouseyTUBE‘s bullying experiment… Q. how do people respond when they witness one person  bullying another? “So I feel like the big issue with today’s generation is bullying: why does bullying continue and why doesn’t anybody put a stop to it? … Continue reading

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advanced directive – Patverfü


Advanced Directives An advanced directive sets out your wished in advance of a situation that might arise in which you may find yourself needing to protect your legal rights to refuse treatments.   A WRAP Crisis plan includes a section … Continue reading

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85 CTOs – the cost in human rights of reducing hospital readmissions by 1


An independent meta study by the Cochrane Collaboration concluded that it takes: 85 people having their rights removed and recieving compulsory psychiatric “treatment” under a CTO to achieve a single reduction in hospital readmissions…. 235 people being placed under compulsory chemical … Continue reading

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The evidence is crystal clear – CTOs don’t work


Article in UK Independent newspaper with the psychiatrist who first championed their use and advised UK Govt on the introduction of Community Treatment Orders.   Prof Tom Burns, head of Social Psychiatry at Oxford University now says that following a … Continue reading

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bullying sucks – day of pink – 10 April 2013


Pinktastic pinkathon! Get cher pink on and make a stand against bullying – today and everyday. Rick Mercer wants you to join him in wearing pink today 10 April 2013 . . . . . . Rick Mercer wants you … Continue reading

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Hearing voices does not mean you’re crazy, says activist


 Aw, shucks!  that particular activist would be me: in a piece published today in Toronto Star. The photo is of me in my favourite  spot at Alternative Grounds. A big thanks to reporter Valerie Hauch and photographer Steve Russell! Hearing … Continue reading

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Compulsory Treatment does not reduce hospital re-admission


Article in leading medical journal,  The Lancet, from a study revealing that Community Treatment Orders have no impact on rate of hospital admissions.  Community treatment orders remove a person’s right to choose whether or not to take medications – and … Continue reading

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one billion rising | dance party Toronto


  One Billion Rising Toronto | Official Dance Party  On February 14, 2013, together with one billion women around the world and the men who love them, Torontonians will also raise their voices and dance together in solidarity with those … Continue reading

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a useful diagnosis…


Being labelled “mentally ill”  and receiving a diagnosis from the big book of mental illnesses  can be disabling. It can also be quite useful – as Barrie discovered. Join Barrie Wylie cocking a snoot, tipping his hat,  standing proud and generally choosing … Continue reading

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