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|Berkeley: Community Dialogue on Psychiatry|
|Date||Sunday June 11|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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Long Haul Infoshop
3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley
(2 blocks from Ashby BART, Across from La Peña)
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.