Call Me Crazy: Stories from the Mad Movement

Call Me Crazy Stories from the Mad Movement Irit Shimrat went crazy as a young woman and spent two years incarcerated in psychiatric wards Her escape and subsequent involvement in the psychiatric survivors movement a k a the Mad Movement is doc

  • Title: Call Me Crazy: Stories from the Mad Movement
  • Author: Irit Shimrat
  • ISBN: 9780889740709
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Paperback
  • Irit Shimrat went crazy as a young woman and spent two years incarcerated in psychiatric wards Her escape and subsequent involvement in the psychiatric survivors movement a.k.a the Mad Movement is documented here, along with accounts from other activists including Don Weitz, Lanny Beckman and Pat Caponni An international coalition of former mental patients and theirIrit Shimrat went crazy as a young woman and spent two years incarcerated in psychiatric wards Her escape and subsequent involvement in the psychiatric survivors movement a.k.a the Mad Movement is documented here, along with accounts from other activists including Don Weitz, Lanny Beckman and Pat Caponni An international coalition of former mental patients and their allies who oppose forced drugging, solitary confinement, electroshock and other psychiatric abuses, the Mad Movement has been active for three decades Shimrat and others put forward powerful arguments that mental illness is a lucrative and socially constructed myth rather than a genetic or biochemical brain defect.Call Me Crazy is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and a springboard for intelligent, creative and humane alternatives to psychiatry It includes a comprehensive bibliography.

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    1 thought on “Call Me Crazy: Stories from the Mad Movement”

    1. Wonderful book for anyone who has a mental illness or has a family member with one. It discusses the stigma that we still have in society that prevents people from being treated. It also gives good examples of people's experiences with mental illness and services for mentally ill and their families. I wanted to share something personal to anyone who reads this review: I realized that people say, "I have cancer" or "I have diabetes", but mentally ill people are taught (not purposely)to say "I'm b [...]

    2. If you are in the Mad Movement or want to know more about the Mad Movement then this book has to be read!

    3. This book is a fantastic introduction to The Mad Movement, aka the Anti-Psychiatric movement. As a psychology major who studied clinical psych, I'm surprised (but, with more thought, not surprised) that this book never made it onto our reading lists and no-one ever mentioned The Mad Movement. Although exposing students to alternatives to typical psychiatric treatment might make students question the methods they are studying, it seems important to know that there are voices of dissent who firmly [...]

    4. Not very taken with this book.I know it was written by an ex mental health patient in Canada but it seems so matter of fact she went from a mental health hospital as a two year patient, to one of the leaders in a kind of political party for the revelation of the way people are treated in the mental health system.Yes the system needed change and yes the people in charge of the mental health hospitals got it so wrong back then.Will they ever get it right?

    5. this book forever changed the way i think about mental illness. i gave it away to a friend a long time ago and wish i hadn't.

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