Parallels in obstetrics and psychiatry

By Leah Harris -- As I got deeper into the research about childbirth options, I began to notice the commonalities between the natural birth movement and our movement of users and survivors of psychiatry. The first commonality is that we are confronting industries – the birth/obstetric and psychiatric industries, respectively. In both cases, the trend is toward the most invasive medical technologies, which also just happen to make a lot more money for these industries. When it comes to mental health – as we all know, it’s institutionalization, shock, and expensive psych drugs. ... (post included information and a trailer about a new documentary too) [click on title to read the rest]

From the protest at the American Psychiatric Association

Mental health advocate Leah Harris speaks at MindFreedom’s 2014 annual protest of the American Psychiatric Association in NYC. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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