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Psychiatrist Carl Hammerschlag Challenges DSM, calls for "Nobility of Weird"

MindFreedom's David Oaks interviews psychiatrist Carl Hammerschlag, who works closely with Patch Adams and Gesundhedit Institute. The interview is at the 2011 Oregon Country Fair near Veneta, Oregon. Dr. Hammerschlag supports MindFreedom's call to "boycott normal," and challenge the power of psychiatry's label bible, called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). The American Psychiatric Association intends to approve the DSM at its May 2012 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, for publication in 2013. For more info google words and phrases here such as Boycott Normal!

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The photo shows Patch Adams, Carl Hammerschlag and MindFreedom director David Oaks at an earlier Oregon Country Fair, where MindFreedom has had a presence in its Community Village for 25 years in the "Normal Free Zone."

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Leah Harris

Leah Harris, a second generation psychiatric survivor, discovered MindFreedom in 2000 when she was 25 years old. Her first act in the mad movement was to tell her story of oppression and resistance, and to help edit stories for MindFreedom's Oral History Project. Since then, she has been working in various ways to help achieve the vision of MindFreedom: an end to all forms of psychiatric oppression, healing of all forms of "normality," and the creation of vibrant, colorful communities that honor and celebrate diversity, difference, and the full range of human experience.
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