April 24, 2023: Psychiatrized with Irit Shimrat, Escaped Lunatic
Bernadine chats with Irit Shimrat, author, editor, advocate and agitator around her experience of being psychiatrized. Irit has a long history being involved in and critiquing the mental health field — although she would label that differently: health being the misnomer. We talk language, consequences to people’s lives from being psychiatrized, and the danger of psychiatry in our lives. Even if you don’t agree with anti-psychiatry, this is a conversation to listen to just to educate yourself on what you are really supporting or fighting against. Irit also offers her invaluable advice on how to protect yourself if you find police at your door on a wellness check or if you have been involuntarily detained in a psych ward. Interesting conversation.