25 unflinching stories and essays from the front lines of the radical mental health movementOvermedication, police brutality, electroconvulsive therapy, involuntary hospitalization, traumas that lead to intense altered states and suicidal thoughts: these are the struggles of those labeled "mentally ill." While much has been written about the systemic problems of our mental-health care system, this book gives voice to those with personal experience of psychiatric miscare often excluded from the discussion, like people of color and LGBTQ+ communities. It is dedicated to finding working alternatives to the "Mental Health Industrial Complex" and shifting the conversation from mental illness to mental health.
- ISBN-13: 9781623173616
- ISBN-10: 1623173612
- Publisher: North Atlantic Books
- Publish Date: July 2019
- Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds
- Page Count: 264