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Jun 08, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle's Chemical Crusade: Pushing "Laura's Law" Involuntary Outpatient Commitment

I challenge the editors of The San Francisco Chronicle to voluntarily try taking a strong dose of an antipsychotic psychiatric medication, also known as a neuroleptic. See what it's like. The Chronicle editors has been spending Spring 2010 promoting and pushing laws to make it easier to forcibly give psychiatric drugs to people living outside of institutions, out in the community. The Chronicle has run columns, editorials and news articles. It's time to speak out. read more...

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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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