NETWORK AGAINST COERCIVE PSYCHIATRY
Board of Advisors
* Stanley Aronowitz, Ph. D. * Peter Breggin, M. D. * Judi Chamberlain * Phyllis Chesler, Ph. D. * Ramsey Clark * George Ebert * Leonard Frank * Kenneth Gergen, Ph. D. * Jay Haley * James Hillman, Ph. D. * Jill Johnston * Ken Kesey * Rev. David Kossey * Cloe Madanes * Jeffrey Masson, Ph. D. * James Mancuso, Ph. D. * Kate Millett, Ph. D. * Kirkpatrick Sale * Dorothy Tennov, Ph. D. * Eileen Walkenstein, M. D. * John Weakland * Monty Zimmer, Ph. D. * Lynn Zimmer, Ph. D. * Kyle Christensen * Sandra Everett * Seth Farber, Ph. D. * Ronald Leifer, M. D. * Susan Thornton-Smith *
NETWORK AGAINST COERCIVE PSYCHIATRY is an organization comprised of psychotherapists (including psychiatrists), survivors of psychiatric incarceration (commonly known as "mental patients"), scholars and other concerned citizens.
OUR POSITION IS UNCOMPROMISING. WE BELIEVE THE "MENTAL HEALTH" ESTABLISHMENT HAS CONNED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
THE STRUCTURE OF DEMOCRACY IS BEING UNDERMINED BY THE MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM.
FOR WELL OVER THIRTY YEARS THEORISTS AND THERAPISTS HAVE BEEN WRITING DEVASTATING CRITIQUES OF THE MEDICAL MODEL OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
IF THE CRISIS IN THE MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM IS TO BE RESOLVED THE "DISEASE MODEL" MUST BE REPLACED.
A MONSTROUS ABUSE OF POWER IS OCCURRING RIGHT NOW.
PEOPLE ARE BEING TORTURED, OPPRESSED AND DENIED OWNERSHIP OF THEIR LIVES.
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"The problem with psychiatric diagnoses is that they are swung as semantic blackjacks: cracking the subject's dignity and respectability destroys him just as effectively as cracking his skull. The difference is that the man who wields a blackjack is recognized by everyone as a thug, but one who wields a psychiatric diagnosis is not."