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Here are reviews and listings of books, publications on human rights and alternatives in the mental health system.

Article Book Review: Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry
Ron Bassman (pictured here) is a psychologist, a survivor of extreme psychiatric human rights violations, and an author. Ron reviews the book Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry.
Image Ron Bassman, PhD
Ron Bassman is author of the new book, A Fight to Be: A Psychologist's Experience from Both Sides of the Locked Door, available in the MindFreedom madmarket at
Article Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs Guide
Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs Guide created by The Icarus Project and Freedom Center.
News Item NEWS: MindFreedom Launches All-New MadMarket
1 May 2008: An all-new MadMarket is launched! The MadMarket has hard-to-get books, DVD's and gear about changing the mental health system. Proceeds support the human rights campaigns of MindFreedom International.
File Bibliography of First-Person Narratives of Madness In English (4th edition)
The most recent edition of a comprehensive bibliography concerning (1) personal accounts of madness written by survivors themselves; (2) narratives written by family members; (3) anthologies and critical analyses of the madness narrative genre; and (4) websites featuring oral histories and other first-person madness accounts. Prepared by Gail A. Hornstein with assistance from Cheryl McGraw, Catherine Riffin, and Moriah Silver.
News Item New Bibliography of Personal Accounts of Madness
The most recent edition of a comprehensive bibliography on personal accounts of madness is now available.
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Amy Smith, psychiatric survivor, organizer and artist

From her home in Colorado, Amy Smith provides leadership for the movement to change the mental health system in a variety of ways, from events to art work for the Occupy American Psychiatric Association peaceful protests by MindFreedom International. Amy is a psychiatric survivor, who has been psych drug-free since 2008. She is the former director of Colorado’s statewide consumer organization, and the creator of RISE University, an education program designed to illuminate the experience of labeled individuals and their families.
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