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Information about the Rethink Psychiatry Event in Portland Oregon

On 13 and 14 May 2011, a gathering was held in Portland, Oregon called "Rethinking Psychiatry" featuring author/journalist Robert Whitaker and 40 workshops calling for deep change in the mental health system.

Panelists (left) from Rethink Psychiatry Opening

Panelists (left) from Rethink Psychiatry Opening

On Friday, 13 May 2011, a panel was held to kick of Rethink Psychiatry. Left to right: Robert Whitaker (journalist and author of Anatomy of an Epidemic), Terry Danielson (mom of psychiatric survivors, and one of organizers of event), Satyanarayana Chandragiri, M.D. (psychiatrist at Oregon State Hospital, President of Oregon Psychiatric Association).

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