Love and Outrage: The Crazy Woman

In the early 1990's I became interested in, not just individual recovery, but our collective...

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First Nation Perspectives on the Hiawatha Asylum for Insane Indians

Recovery and self-discovery are not just a personal journey. None of us are free until we are all...

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The Roots of Lived Experience and Peer Support

The phrase "lived experience" has been widely adopted in the peer support movement. We talk about...

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In Remembrance of the Magnitude of Human Warehousing

 

As mental institutions are torn down across the U.S. and replaced by luxury apartments, the...

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Reflection on the 25th Anniversary of the ADA

 

On July 26th, 1990 President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities...

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4th Century BCE Anti-Stigma Campaign

There have always been champions who have gone against the grain of the dominant culture and...

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Historical Roots of Peer Practitioners

Today, many people with the lived experience of recovery, are working in paid positions in...

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Lead Shoes and Institutional Peonage

During my study of consumer/survivor/ex-patient history, I took these photographs at Vermont...

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Institutional Rubber Stamps

There are small museums, all over the world, detailing the history of asylums. Throughout the...

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The First Slave Admitted to the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum

In the 1990s, I did a lot of primary source research about the history of mental health care in...

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