CALIFONIA NETWORK OF MENTAL HEALTH CLIENTS FAR SOUTH REGION
Far south regional forum
Judi Chamberlin: Her Life, Our Movement
This five-minute film was created to honor the life and work of Judi Chamberlin, one of the founders of the international consumer/survivor movement, who passed away in January 2010. The National Coalition seeks to build support for a longer documentary project to showcase the history of our movement for civil rights and community life for people with psychiatric disabilities. For more information about this documentary project, please visit ncmhcso.org.
People Say I'm Crazy
People Say I'm Crazy (1989) is a 56 minute award-winning color documentary produced by the California Network of Mental Health Clients. It is based on the findings from the Well-Being Project, a ground-breaking survey conducted in 1987 by mental health consumers to explore what factors promote or deter the well-being of persons commonly labeled as mentally ill in California.
Jean Campbell, Ph.D., currently the Director of the Program in Consumer Studies and Training at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, was principal investigator of the Well-Being Project and wrote and narrated the documentary. In People Say I'm Crazy the Well-Being Project statistics are brought into sharp personal focus by the mental health consumers who relate their experiences of mental illness and treatment by the traditional mental health system, and stories of their everyday lives. Interwoven though out the stories are scenes from a wide variety of peer-run programs.
This documentary emphasizes the person, not the illness. It proclaims, "In a world of stigma, poverty and injustice, our voices illuminate the value of self-help, creativity, meaningful work and activity, and basic human dignity and respect. Most importantly, we speak for ourselves".
Shery Mead Consulting - Intentional Peer Support, Krasman Centre Training Workshop
Shery provides an overview of intentional peer support and the training workshop sponsored by the Krasman Centre.
Tanya Shute - Executive Director of the Krasman Center
Tanya shares her story about Krasman Centre to mark the 10th Anniversary of work in York Region. She talks about the Centre's consumer survivor framework and the role harm reduction plays in everyday activities. Tanya looks into her crystal ball and envisions the Centre as a national leader in the support for programming led by consumer survivors. She also foresees a residential site where even more choices and opportunities are available for service users.
Three Women, Three Stories
Three women share their stories of hope and recovery at Alternatives 2009 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Psychiatric Survivor Pride Weekend
Filmed in Toronto for Psychiatric Survivor Pride Weekend. Created by ALEX DEMPSTER, JAREN FOLDEN, HEATHER SLEPCHIK and PATRICIA SZIGETI for third year Radio and Television Arts Documentary class at Ryerson University. Profiles psychiatric survivor, Richard McDonald.
Human Rights, Social Justice, Civil Rights
Kathy Sinnott ( then MEP) speaks in support of MindFreedom Ireland electroshock protest 'STOP SHOCKING OUR MOTHERS AND GRANDMOTHERS'. The protest took place outside the Peace Park,Grand Parade, Cork, Ireland June 30th. Similar protest took place in Toronto by CAPA ( Coalition Against Psychiatric Asault), Ontario and Quebec.
Here is a video (courtesy of Lauren Tenney) of the FDA Advisory Panels decision to retain Class III status for all Electroshock devices for all indications except catatonia. This video records the reactions of Dr John Breeding, Loretta Wilson, Dorothy Dundas, Donald Johnson, and myself to this decision.