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Berkeley: Community Dialogue on Psychiatry
Date Sunday June 11
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Long Haul Infoshop 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley
(2 blocks from Ashby BART, Across from La Peña)
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorMollie Hurter
The Radical Mental Health Collective presents:

Despite a public image of benevolence, psychiatry and mental health care have intimate historic ties to racist eugenics, the Holocaust, human experimentation, political repression, and brutal treatments. Unless we remember and understand this disturbing legacy, we will fail to see the ways it continues today.


Mollie Hurter is an organizer with the Freedom Center (http://www.freedom-center.org) , an activist, advocacy, and support group that is run by and for people diagnosed with severe mental illnesses and their allies. On June 11 at the Long Haul info shop, she will be presenting on the myths and lies of mainstream psychiatry, forced treatment, the Bush administration's expansion of eugenics-like psychiatric policies, and successful models of positive health alternatives such as acupuncture, peer-support groups, and social programs. The presentation will be followed by a dialogue where people will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and ideas for support and resistance.
Added to the calendar on Thursday Jun 1st, 2006 12:01 PM

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