Monthly Archives: October 2012

November Meeting – Nov 14, 2012

Rethinking Psychiatry lecture seriesOur October guest speaker will be Dr. Neil Falk of Multnomah County’s Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA).  EASA is an outreach and treatment program for young people from age 15 to 25 experiencing the first symptoms of psychosis. The goal of the program is to prevent more significant problems by using early intervention.

7:00 pm at Portland’s Unitarian Church

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Will Hall: Understanding Psychiatric Medications: a Harm Reduction Approach – Oct 21

Will Hall - Portland Hearing Voices How can anti-psychotics, anti-depressants, mood stabilizers, and other drugs be used wisely?  What are the risks and benefits?  How can we collaborate effectively with prescribers, and what about reducing and discontinuing medications?  Come learn a pragmatic harm reduction approach that is neither pro- nor anti- medication, but instead based in mental diversity. Everyone is welcome: professionals, survivors, students, family, and anyone taking or not taking medications.

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Call for Papers: The Experiences of Mental Health Consumers/Survivors

The Journal of Progressive Human Services: Radical Thought & Praxis is preparing a special section about the experience of mental health consumers/survivors. We are encouraging contributions by consumers, providers and allies on a range of issues including the politics of mental illness, relevant social movements, and radical mental health practice.

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October Meeting – Weds, Oct 17, 7pm

Cinder Fisher, founder of MOMSJoin us for our October monthly meeting!  Our special guest speaker will be Cindi Fisher, founder of the MOMS movement.

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