DST 500 Chapter Notes -Anti-Psychiatry, Internalized Oppression
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DST500 – Wk. 6 – Mad History
Readings: notes and questions
February 25, 2013
Reaume (Psychiatric Survivor Pride Day)
1. What was the main message of the organizers at Pride 1993?
- To fight stereotypes like “they (survivors) were dangerous and a
burden to society”
- Main message: psychiatric survivors are part of the community and
belong here just like anyone else.
- There were six objectives:
oTo combat stigma
oTo celebrate psychiatric survivors “as active members of
oTo “present the history and culture of psychiatric survivors from
the perspective of those who lived…this experience”
oLink up with other marginalized groups including persons with
disabilities, people of color, first nations, in rejecting oppressive
oTo connect with other community based groups in Parkdale to
ensure visibility and acceptance of persons with psychiatric
oTo empower those of us previously excluded, to participate in
the creation and preservation of our contribution to the
2. What did the term “survivor” mean?
- The word was chosen to show that there was much pride in their
history of surviving discrimination and abuse inside and outside the
- It was to advocate their rights and personal and collective
Jackson (Unequal Treatment)
•Blacks were seen as insane when they discussed their victimization
•When they talk about racism and its impact, they have their stories
discounted. This discounting is a form of psychological terrorism that
has been used to silence antiracist protest
1. How do African Americans deal with distress that is considered
symptomatic in psychiatric texts?
•Community-generated care strategies are not a rejection of science
but a demand that science be more flexible in how it views healing
•Healing is more than just symptom relief
•Healing is contact and acknowledgement of the problem
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