Category Archives: Mental Disability

Cripping “The Glass Menagerie” – Phoebe Fico

Friday, July 21, 2:30 pm PST, KPFA Phoebe Fico, a disabled woman, is currently playing one of the classic disability theatrical roles, that of Laura in Tennessee Williams, “The Glass Menagerie.”  The production by Cal Shakes utilizes a multi-racial cast … Continue reading

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Marcel “Fable the Poet” Price

Listen (29 min) Transcript here. At age 14 Fable was diagnosed with anxiety, stage two bipolar, and depression. His home life was abusive and, as he says, “everything else was very, very, very hard to deal with.” Today he works … Continue reading

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Interview with Marcel ‘Fable the Poet’ Price (Transcript)

On Mental Health, Police Brutality…Fable shares His Political M & Ms Through His Book, Adrift in a Sea of M & Ms: Mixed-Race Issues and Mental Disorders. by Leroy F. Moore Jr. Leroy Moore Interview Transcript by Cheryl Green, Additions … Continue reading

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Charlene Love – Disabled and Homeless

Listen  28 minutes Are you making space in your lives for messes that these holidays can’t help but drudge up? Are you looking for a place to store your brining turkey? Under the bed, perhaps? Oh, the dreaded holidays…have to … Continue reading

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Sprint Kayaking – Dorian Taylor

Listen (23 min) Paralympic hopeful, Dorian Taylor has heard a cacophony of NO in life but Dorian Taylor is a force of YES. Dorian speaks with humor and finesse about competitive kayaking and life on the spectrum — both gender … Continue reading

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Justice for Asa Sullivan

People with mental health disabilities are four times as likely to be killed by police, according to the Department of Justice. Please help support the family of Asa Sullivan, who was killed by SFPD on June 6, 2006 in an … Continue reading

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Police Violence and Disability

Listen (28 min) In the consistent violent incidents between people with disabilities (often non-white) and police, the losers are almost always our disabled community members.  This week, we’ll be joined by: Jesse (DJ Quad) Morin, a Los Angeles area DJ, … Continue reading

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Sally Zinman on Forced Treatment of People with Mental Disabilities

Listen (29 min) Information on the danger of current psychological drugs. Madness Network News.  Documents from the early days of the consumers-survivors movement. One of the hardest things in the world is to be… is a long-time activist who is … Continue reading

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Biography of Sally Zinman

(as published by the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Committee.) Sally was born in 1937.  She received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in English with honors. She also has an M.A. in English from the University … Continue reading

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Dangerous Drugs; Dangerous to Stop

Research currently demonstrates that most people live better lives over time if they are not using psychological drugs.  The short and long term trade offs are extreme.  Current use of drugs for those with mental disabilities deserves much more attention … Continue reading

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