film followed by group discussion
Healing Voices (2016) is a feature-length documentary examining experiences commonly labeled as ‘psychosis’ or ‘mental illness’ in society, and a critical look at America’s broken mental health care system.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 7 – 9 PM
700 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR
(across from PCC Cascade Campus)
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FREE! (Donations Welcome $0 – $20 suggested)
For questions, contact RethinkingPsychiatry@gmail.com
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Rethinking Psychiatry is a movement dedicated to creating a more holistic, compassionate and effective approach to mental health care.
We are an organic group and expect to continue to grow and evolve. At this point, due to the interest and passion of individuals or groups, eight action groups have emerged. Please contact the group facilitators for more information, or if you want to be included in any group. Also, do be assured that Rethinking Psychiatry will be eager to support you and your interest if you do not find it below.
Eartha Forest: email@example.com
Isabel Sheridan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alice Cotton: email@example.com
Kate Hill: firstname.lastname@example.org
Education and Outreach
Terry Danielson: email@example.com
Marcia Meyers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindi Fisher: email@example.com
Sarah Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org
Healing Perspectives, Protocols, Places, & Perceptions
(AKA the Health & Nutrition Group)
Chris Foulke: email@example.com
Tim Shannon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Harriet Cooke: email@example.com
In this WGBH video, Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic, discusses the disturbing effects of psychotropic drugs prescribed for children. Such medications, used for ADHD, depression, anxiety, etc., have become commonplace over the past 30 years. This practice profoundly alters the lives of the children. Now we, as a society, urgently need to address this question: do the medications help the children thrive and grow up into healthy adults? Or does this practice do more harm than good over the long-term. Robert Whitaker emphasizes two things:
- the need for an objective, evidence-based approach to evaluating these drugs
- the need for better public understanding of how these medications work.
Click here to watch. Recorded June 15, 2010. 51 minutes
At our September 21st general meeting, we framed our new Rethinking Psychiatry mission statement:
Mental health disorder labels often act as a cover for societal and situational problems. This paradigm is encouraged and exacerbated by powerful financial interests. By providing a safe, respectful and inclusive space for the sharing of the wealth of information, tools and experiences available to us all in meeting the challenges of mental, emotional and spiritual wellness, Rethinking Psychiatry is creating a more hopeful, humane and effective mental health care model.