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Peter Lehmann - psychiatric survivor, author, editor, publisher - on next MFI Internet Radio Live!

This Wednesday, 8 August 2007, at 4 pm ET, hear a live interview with PETER LEHMANN from his publishing house in Berlin, Germany. Peter is a psychiatric survivor author, editor and publisher. Hear about his new book co-edited with Peter Stastny, "Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry." You may phone in with your questions & comments live and toll free. Host David Oaks is based in Oregon, USA.

Peter Lehmann - psychiatric survivor, author, editor, publisher - on next MFI Internet Radio Live!

Peter Lehmann of Germany: Psychiatric survivor, author, editor, publisher, activist.


This Wednesday,  8 August 2007,  4 pm ET:

Peter Lehmann on MindFreedom Free Live Internet Radio


Listen and phone in to the free LIVE MindFreedom News Internet Radio Show by clicking on http://prncomm.net/  this Wednesday, 8 August 2007 at 4 pm ET.

Phone numbers to call in live are announced during the show. Please note the show sometimes starts a few minutes late.


This week's MindFreedom Radio guest:


Peter Lehmann will be interviewed from his publishing house in Berlin, Germany. Peter survived the psychiatric system and created his own publishing house.

Peter has edited, co-authored and published many books and other materials in both English and German critical of the mental health system. Peter has also been in activist leader in many German, European and international psychiatric human rights groups.

Most recently, Peter acted as a representative of several of these groups in negotiations with the World Psychiatric Association to create moderated public dialogue about mental health system human rights violations.

Peter is co-editor of a brand new book that went to press last week, Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry.

You may pre-order Peter's new book on the MindFreedom Mad Market!


Among Peter's many achievements:

  • Helped start a "run-away" house in Berlin for people escaping the psychiatric system.

  • Co-founded the European Network of (ex-)Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (ENUSP).

  • A United Nations designated representative from Europe for MindFreedom International.

  • Active in INTAR -- IInternational Network Toward Alternatives and Recovery.


Publications Peter helped edit, write and/or publish, etc. include:

  • Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry [in English] and co-edited together with Peter Stastny, release on September 20, 2007.

  • Coming off Psychiatric Drugs: Successful Withdrawal from Neuroleptics, Antidepressants, Lithium, Carbamazepine and Tranquilizers

  • Soteria and Empowerment: About the Interests of (ex-)Users and Survivors of Psychiatry

  • Brave New Psychiatry, Instead of Psychiatry, The Chemical Gag: Why Psychiatrists Administer Neuroleptics.


Peter about his current work:


    "This last year I worked very hard to produce the book 'Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry,' which I edited  with Peter Stastny and published it in English and simultaneously in German in my own Publishing House.

    "The book highlights alternatives beyond psychiatry, current possibilities of self-help for individuals experiencing madness, and strategies toward implementing humane treatment.

    "Sixty-one (61) authors — (ex-)users and survivors of psychiatry, therapists, psychiatrists, lawyers, social scientists and relatives from all five continents — report about their alternative work, their objectives and successes, their individual and collective experiences."


A more complete biography of Peter Lehmann is on the MindFreedom web site.


More info is also on Peter's own web site here: http://www.peter-lehmann.de/inter

You may buy Peter's books in the MindFreedom Mad Market.


Upcoming August MindFreedom Radio Shows..


... are all guests from outside the USA, all live on Wednesdays at 4 pm ET:

  • 15 August: A psychiatric survivor historian and archivist Geoffrey Reaume of Ontario, who has helped launch an international archive for the psychiatric survivor social change movement.
  • 22 August: Don Weitz , also from Ontario, a well-known leader in challenging the psychiatric system.
  • 29 August: Sue Clark, an electroshock survivor activist from Canada, see her web site http://wittenbergces.blogspot.com/


The Story of MindFreedom Free Live Internet Radio


Since June 2006, the MindFreedom Radio Show has supported a nonviolent revolution in the mental health system. Leaders, authors, activists, mental health professionals, psychiatric survivors and others who are actively changing and challenging the current mental health system have been featured in live interviews. Listeners have called in from around the world.

The weekly show is hosted by psychiatric rights activist David Oaks, director of MindFreedom. David also experienced the mental health system as a youth when he was institutionalized five times and diagnosed "schizophrenic." For a brief bio about David click here.

The Progressive Radio Network produces the show along with several others from its studio in New York City. PRN was founded by radio personality and health activist leader Gary Null.

If you listen LIVE to the MindFreedom News Hour jot down the toll free call-in number for the USA or the special call-in number for outside the USA as it is announced during the show. Please keep trying, sometimes it takes more than once to get through.

You may e-mail at any time before or during the show to radio@mindfreedom.org. E-mail is checked during the show, and your comments may be read live on "the air."  Include where you are calling from. If pronunciation of your name is not obvious please tell us how to do that, or ask us to keep your comment anonymous.

After the distinctive drum beats of the intro music Crazy by Gnarls Barkley, on each MindFreedom News Hour you'll hear hear news, resources, as well as an interview about changing the system of care for mental and emotional well being. Shows have explored the history of the psychiatric survivor movement, innovative alternatives to the conventional mental health system, how psychiatric survivors and concerned mental health professionals are working together on human rights campaigns, and more.

Regular features include updates about breaking stories and networking announcements about successful activism and alternatives.

It's your mind! It's your freedom! Free your mind with the MindFreedom News Hour hosted by David Oaks.

Just click on http://prncomm.net Wednesday at 4 pm eastern time!

Help create your own media for a nonviolent revolution in mental health. Please help spread the word!

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