Monthly Archives: September 2014

Disability Rights Community Responds to the Tucker Hire

September 13, 2014 Board of Directors Disability Rights Legal Center 800 S. Figueroa St., Suite 1120 Los Angeles, CA 90017 Dear Board members, Disability Rights Legal Center: We understand you have hired Kathryn Tucker as the new executive director of … 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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Radio Activist Living with Terminal Cancer

Friday, September 5, 2014 at 2:30 pm PST on KPFA Donna Dibianco, a community media activist and consultant, came to Iowa to help organize the Grassroots Community Conference this August.  With the KHOI team, she organized a four-day participatory event … Continue reading

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