Personal tools
You are here: Home Knowledge Base Events related to alternatives & human rights in mental health Are We Mad? Critical Perspectives on the Canadian Mental Health System
Look inside...
 

Are We Mad? Critical Perspectives on the Canadian Mental Health System

— filed under:

Keynote speakers include authors Bob Whitaker and Don Weitz at this University of Alberta event in Canada starting 1 March 2008.

What
  • Meeting
When Mar 01, 2008 06:35 PM to
Mar 02, 2008 06:35 PM
Where University of Alberta, Canada
Contact Name
Add event to calendar vCal
iCal


The treatment of [those considered] "mentally ill" in Canada, both by the law and by larger societal forces, is an ongoing source of concern. This conference will examine this treatment and provide critical perspectives which, although prevalent in much academic literature, are generally not understood or appreciated by the public. In particular, the legal, social and ethical implications of the medicalisation of mental illness, disease mongering by the pharmaceutical industry, the inherent power disparities and grievous dangers attendant to the idea of involuntary hospitalization, revisionistic and patient-centric positions on patient rights, and the ramifications of widespread xenophobia with respect to the mentally ill will all be addressed.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

  • Robert Whitaker, Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist and author of Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill

  • Don Weitz, co-founder of the Coalition Against Psychiatric Assault (CAPA)

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:

Deadline: February 4th, 2008.

See conference web site for more information.

More information about this event…

Document Actions
Donate Now

Give securely online and indicate if you have a preferred campaign that you'd like to support with your donation!

We are MFI



Gabriel Hadd

MFI Shield issued a public alert that young musician and artist Gabe Hadd was under court-ordered involuntary outpatient psychiatric drugging in Michigan. Members in Colorado offered personal support. Gabe successfully escaped over state lines and evaded the forced psychiatric drugging in his own home. You can hear Gabe's music at www.myspace.com/gabrielhadd.
Sign Up Today!





Social and Email Marketing by VerticalResponse
Facebook Like Box