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Is the antipsychiatry movement helping us?

From abuses in asylums to horrific "experiments" in Nazi Germany, the antipsychiatry movement arose in response to what were seen as abuses within the mainstream psychiatric establishment.  Yet has the movement actually brought about any sort of positive change for those people living with mental illness?  Or has it generated more of an academic debate that's … Continue reading Is the antipsychiatry movement helping us?

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God Knows Where I Am film

God Knows Where I Am: Death by mental illness

The disturbing documentary God Knows Where I Am tells the story of Linda Bishop, and her death after being released from a state psychiatric hospital. The film includes readings from Linda's journal, and commentary from people who knew her, including her sister and her daughter.  Their words powerfully captured the pain and frustration of a … Continue reading God Knows Where I Am: Death by mental illness

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