Asylum 19.2 – Spring 2012

Summer 2012

SURVIVOR STORIES 

‘A DECLARATION OF MAD INDEPENDENCE’

Contents

SURVIVOR HISTORY: survivors speak out Peter Campbell

WILLIAM NEVILLE BINGLEY: AN APPRECIATION Mick McKeown

US MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE USERS’ ALTERNATIVES CONFERENCE Will Hall

THE DAY I MET KEN KESEY Scott Michael

RACHEL PERKINS AND HAIRDRESSING Sandra Smith

REVISION Jackie Patiniotis

DECLARATION OF MAD INDEPENDENCE Stephen R Killeen

SIGNIFIER SURFING Alastair Kemp

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CREATIVE WRITING SECTION Edited by Clare Shaw and Phil Thomas

THE ITCH Philip Thomas

IN THE WRITERS’ CHAIR: philip thomas 

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CZECH REPLUBLIC MUST STOP CAGING HUMAN BEINGS

WHY DO DOCTORS STILL PRESCRIBE NEUROLEPTICS? Bruce G Charlton MD

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY ON TRIAL Fred Ruddick

NEWS – COMMENTS – FINDINGS

SECTIONED PATIENTS ’ DEATHS COVERED UP

MORE MH DEATHS IN CUSTODY THAN OFFICIALLY ADMITTED

VIOLENCE AND MENTAL DISORDER – POPULAR MYTH & HARSH REALITY

LIVING ALONE LINKED WITH DEPRESSION

RATES OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN

MIND CHIEF QUITS WELFARE PANEL OVER NEW INCAPACIT Y TESTS

$1.1b FRAUD FINE FOR MAKERS OF RISPERDAL

BOOK REVIEW The Dark Threads: A Psychiatric Survivor’s Story by Jean Davison

DRAWN FROM DISTRESS TO RECOVERY: A CALL FOR ‘GRAPHIC MEMOIRS’ 

UK JUDGEMENT ON PATIENT SUICIDES – A VICTORY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS? Helen Spandler and Dina Poursanidou

DINA’S STORY: WHY I ABSCONDED FROM AN ACUTE MENTAL WARD 

 

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