Join us at our November meeting for a presentation by psychiatrist and author, Dr. Steven Goldsmith.
“Treatment that fights disease as an adversary cannot cure mental illness. Only treatment that accepts and allies with mental illness can help people cure themselves.” Steven Goldsmith, MD, author of The Healing Paradox: A Revolutionary Approach to Treating and Curing Physical and Mental Illness (North Atlantic Books, 2013) will discuss this central paradox as it pertains to mental health treatment, with descriptions of curative paradoxical treatments. Time permitting, he will read from a relevant portion of his book, with audience discussion and questions to follow.
Dr. Goldsmith received his M.D. from the Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, is Board-certified in psychiatry, and has been affiliated with the Tufts University, Boston University, and New York University Schools of Medicine. He maintains a practice In Portland emphasizing natural solutions for health problems.
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Ave., Portland, OR
Chris Foulke, Emily Wittkop, and Alieta Herrera-Train will speak on nutritional, herbal, and livestyle solutions for mental healing.
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Time: 6:00 – 7:40 PM
Location: Ronenkamp Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, 435 NW 21st, Corvallis, OR
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Gary Greenberg will be at Powells’s Books May 19th to present his new book, The Book of Woe: The Making of the DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry.
The Book of Woe reveals the deeply flawed process by which mental disorders are invented and uninvented — and why increasing numbers of therapy patients are being declared mentally ill.
The Atlantic writer and author Daniel Smith says of the book: “If you want to understand how we think of mental suffering today—and why, and to what effect—read this book.”
Gary Greenberg may be the only expert who has been on the inside of the “making of” the DSM-5 as a therapist while also reporting on it as a journalist.
Will Hall, director of Portland Hearing Voices and host of KBOO’s Madness Radio, will join Greenberg in conversation. This event is sponsored by Portland Hearing Voices.
Sunday, May 19th, 7 PM
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside
The 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.
David Oaks, director of MindFreedom International, suffered a serious accident on December 1st. He is currently in intensive care, and has a long road ahead toward recovery.
David and his family need our support
MindFreedom International has declared December 10th a Day for David. Friends of David are asked to take time out to meditate on a good outcome for David and his family, in whatever way feels comfortable to them.
Click here for ways you can help
David Oaks has been a community organizer for human rights in mental health since 1976. He’s a psychiatric survivor and, since 1986, has been director of MindFreedom International.
Our 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
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.
Join us for our October monthly meeting! Our special guest speaker will be Cindi Fisher, founder of the MOMS movement.
Meeting details & map
Community Building Dinner & Fun Fundraiser!
Please join MOMS in their vision of transforming mental health care through re-inventing communities where hearts heal.
Fundraising dinner: Sept 21, 2012 Proceeds to send two volunteers to Michael Meade’s Mentorship Training. Event details…
Come and learn why MOMS:
- Fasted 100 days in 2010
- Walked 85 miles in 2011
- Walked 100 miles in 2012
- Shared their concerns at Oregon State Hospital in Portland, Washington State Governor’s Office, and Western State Hospital’s CEO office.
Can’t make it? Please make a $10 Paypal donation
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Pam Birrell PhD and Ron Unger LCSW present “When Treatment Might Cause Harm: Exploring Ethical Dilemmas related to Diagnosis, Drugs, and other Possibly Iatrogenic Aspects of Mental Health Care”
- Eugene on 9/7/12
- Portland on 9/14/12.
6 NASW CEU’s in ethics available. Register early for the 3 week in advance “early bird” discount, or the scholarship offered to c/s/x! See http://recoveryfromschizophrenia.org/home/