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Re-Threading Madness

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.