song for my father

 

song for my father

deconstructing psychiatry ~ song for my father (15 min docudrama 2002) in which Cindy Lou Griffith explores her personal/political response to her father’s 30 or more incarcerations to Riverview Hospital, Vancouver BC. The docudrama uncovers the Psychiatric Survivor Movement – its activists and allies, both local and global.

 

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Key Words: mental health, diagnosis, patient, psychiatric diagnosis, psychiatric history, Cindy Lou Griffith, psychiatric medication, forced treatment, ECT, shock therapy, insulin therapy, pharmaceutical industry, Mad Pride, Vancouver, patient death, psychiatric survivor activism, psychiatric survivor movement, mad movement, anti-psychiatry, activism, police, community treatment orders, family, father, daughter, memory, Edmond Yu, Riverview, Judi Chamberlin Lawrence, David Oaks, Irit Shimrat, Don Weitz, Leonard Roy Frank, Liz Thor-Larsen, Karl Bach Jensen

Madness 101 – Mental Health Dialogue Series, Director: Millie Strom
The series took place at Gallery Gachet, 22 July  2001.  Two speakers appear in the video:

Leonard Roy Frank
San Francisco, Calif USA,
psychiatric survivor activist and author of The History of Shock Treatment

David Oaks
Support Coalition International, Eugene, OR USA
psychiatric survivor activist and editor of MindFreedom Journal, human rights in mental health

Mad Pride Rally, July 22, 2001

The Mad Pride Rally was organized to coincide with – and in objection – to the mandate of the 26th Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health. Seven speakers appear in the video:

Liz Thor-Larsen
Mental Health Network, Vancouver, BC, Canada
psychiatric survivor activist   

Judi Chamberlin
National Empowerment Center, Lawrence, MA USA
psychiatric survivor activist and author of On Our Own: Patient controlled alternatives to mental health

Iris Holling
Runaway House, Association against Psychiatric Violence, Berlin, Germany
psychiatric survivor and activist

David Oaks
Support Coalition International, Eugene, OR USA
psychiatric survivor activist and editor of MindFreedom Journal, human rights in mental health

Karl Bach Jensen
Klingenberg, Denmark, World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry
psychiatric survivor activist and director of WNUSP

Don Weitz
Toronto, ON Canada
People Against Coercive Treatment
psychiatric survivor and anti-psychiatry activist PACT

Irit Shimrat, Vancouver BC and Toronto ON Canada
psychiatric survivor, activist and author of Call Me Crazy; editor of Phoenix Rising: The voice of the psychiatrized