Monthly Archives: January 2013

Rethinking Psychiatry Film Festival Opens with Mind Zone

Opening night  Thursday, Feb 21, 2013

Mind Zone: Therapists Behind the Front LinesWe are proud and excited to kick off this year’s Rethinking Psychiatry’s film festival with the first public showing of the newly completed documentary, Mind Zone: Therapists Behind the Front Lines.

Mind Zone explores the controversies and challenges of keeping people in unhealthy places, of therapists as both healers and warriors. While public consciousness grows of the post-traumatic stress disorder and the alarming suicide rates among soldiers and veterans, the struggle of those attempting to diagnose and treat them has never been told. Mind Zone is their story.  

While making Mind Zone, director Dr. Jan Haaken, Portland State professor, clinical psychologist and documentary filmmaker was embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan. For the first time in historythe U.S. Army granted access to a team of filmmakers to document the challenges of maintaining mental and emotional healing on the front lines.

Dr. Haaken will introduce the film and answer questions afterwards.

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National Day of Action to Stop Mental Health Profiling – MLK Day January 21st

Stop Psychiatric ProfilingThe reaction to recent events involving gun violence has been an alarming rush to enact laws promoting “Psychiatric Profiling”.  These laws would restrict the rights of people diagnosed with mental illness and force them to endure harmful, counterproductive, psychiatric interventions.

National Day of Action to Stop Mental Health Profiling

On Martin Luther King Day, January 21, 2013, people everywhere are invited to hold demonstrations, vigils, and any other nonviolent acts of expression and protest.  The purpose is to inform the public about the dangers of psychiatric profiling and to gather solidarity.

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