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Device for electroconvulsive therapy. Photo: AntaresGreen/Wikimedia Commons
Bonnie Burstow | Electroshock has been proven to be sexist, ineffective, and brain-damaging. A lawsuit for damages against the shock machine manufacturers has just led to a settlement. What follows is a hunger strike.
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Dr. Roland Chrisjohn delivers keynote address at the conference "The Psychiatrization of Indigenous People as a Continuation of Genocide"The Psychiatrization of Indigenous People as a Continuation of Genocide." Video screenshot.
Bonnie Burstow | Canada's treatment of Indigenous people constitutes genocide, including "mental health services." Much of it is also deeply misogynous. It's time to name it for what it is and effect real change.
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Scott Neigh | Jackie Hooper and Megan Davies talk about the radical early years of the Vancouver Mental Patients Association (or MPA) in the 1970s, and about a recent film project to recover some of that history.
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John Bonnar | On Sunday, the Coalition Against Psychiatric Assault is organizing a non-violent action where survivors and activists will occupy the front grounds of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
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| Resources to help psychiatric survivors get support and create community
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John Bonnar | Over the decades, many health-care professionals have spoken out against electroshock. But for the first time, an organization of professionals has been formed to expose this treatment.
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Don Weitz | There is no political will for an affordable housing strategy in Canada. Marginalized people are homeless due to government incompetence and neglect, poor urban planning, and public indifference.
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Tiffany Chong | Cindy Lou Griffith and Irit Shimrat discuss the movement for self-determination amongst psychiatry patients.