Lehmann's list of world-wide links to organisations and web
sites orientated to the interests of (ex-) users of psychiatry, their
friends, supporting relatives and professionals
about Psychiatric Drugs · Electro-
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Self-help & Alternatives beyond Psychiatry
Warning! In spite of all care when
installing links, I cannot guarantee for the correctness of the addresses
nor the actual political or personal positions of the persons or groups
on the list. See my disclaimer.
User/survivor of psychiatry groups and other ones have different positions
and perspectives. Trying out contact addresses is always at your own risk.
Please give me a short note, If you find
links to groups paid by Big Pharma to make public relations
for their campaigns and products. I know from own experiences, media
reports and reports of the bereaved, that a lot of people are harmed
or do die from psychiatric treatment with toxic psychotropic substances
which have been offered originally as helpful drugs and without
warning of the real risks.
links to groups who follow the ideology of electroshock and
forced treatment. I know from own experiences and media reports
from the damage electroshock and forced psychiatric treatment are
groups of Scientology or other sects. I know from media
reports which damage the fans of the ideology of Ron Hubbard, for
example, may cause.
I will delete these links at once.
Network Toward Alternatives and Recovery INTAR: International
group gathers to promote non-medical approaches to treating people
diagnosed with mental illness
International Network for Training, Education and Research
into Hearing Voices. "We understand 'voices' to be real and
meaningful, something that are experienced by a significant minority
of people, many of whom have no problems living with their voices.
Research shows that to hear voices is not the consequence of a diseased
brain, but more akin to a variation in human behaviour, like being
left-handed. It is not so much the voices that are the problem,
but the difficulties that some people have in coping with them.
On this site we have provided information about ways of overcoming
the difficulties faced by people who hear voices and information
about the more positive aspects of the experience as well as the
cultural and historical significance of this important variation
in human behaviour."
World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry is an
international organisation, advocates for human rights of users
and survivors of psychiatry, speaks internationally for them, promotes
their movement in every nation around the globe and links their
organisations and individuals throughout the world. Old
Compass Initiative provides information, resources, tools, and
connecting platforms to facilitate more informed choices regarding
all things "mental health" and to support individuals and groups
around the world who wish to leave, bypass, or build community beyond
the mental health system.
"Communication" Selfhelp group. Aims: To combat stigma in
Tajik society and to promote the change of the society's attitudes
towards the mentally ill people. Objectives: empowerment, enlightment,
advocacy, leasure. Contact address: Communication, c/o Jamshed Hakimov,
Fedina Street 3, Appartment # 85, 734058 Dushanbe, Tajikistan, e-mail
National Group of Mental Disabled People: consisting of only
mental disease patients located all over Japan and fighting against
the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare, evil mental hospitals,
evil psychiatrists and all other discriminators against mental disease
patients. P.O.Box No. 28, Kizuna-sha, Komatsu Post Office, 923-8691
Japan, Fax +81-761-24-1332, eMail: hanayumari[at]hotmail.com
JAPAN WNUSP NETWORK, c/o JHC SUNMARINA, 2-31-13, kamiitabashi,
Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 174-0076 Japan
Australia / Oceania
Rights Advocacy (Waikato) Inc. New Zealand: "For those
who want to promote their own rights and the rights of others to
mental wellness and choice. Some people who use this site have found
psychiatric drugs and/or ECT less than helpful (understatement)
and we would like to see real changes and choices in the way that
people given the label of patient or consumer, and those who choose
the label 'survivor' are treated by the Mental Health System"
Middle and Southern America
Unlimited, Inc. "is an advocacy education program for persons
with mental health disabilities. This web site contains lots of
information and resources for persons with mental health disabilities.
The highlight is on a training program that educates individuals
with psychiatric disabilities in areas of self, systems, and legislative
Mental Health Consumer Web provides recovery stories and other
Magazine For Cultural Creativity Issue (Eugene, OR)
to Meds Center (San Francisco) is committed to helping people
end their dependence on medication or drugs (including anti-depressants,
anti-psychotics, anti-anxiety medications, opiates and other recreational
drugs) and achieve mental health naturally through medication tapering,
targeted nutritional therapy, brain chemistry testing, yoga, acupuncture,
counselling, instruction in clinical nutrition and sauna detoxification
within a residential setting
Analyst: diagnostic online tool on tardive dyskinesia etc.
Coalition deutsche Ausgabe: www.antipsychiatry.org/deutsch.htm
for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (CHRUSP)
works for full human rights and legal capacity for all, an
end to forced drugging, electroshock and psychiatric incarceration,
and support that respects individual integrity and free will.
(Canada): Offering explanation, encouragement and psycho spiritual
support to the psychiatrized and all others bent or broken by systemic
dysfunction. Helping to awaken the mental illness industry to some
very old, yet still resisted, truths. Taking back the right to speak
in the first person about my experience and to offer ideas and practical
help to others trying to do the same.
for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education & Living to
carry forward Dr. Breggin's several decades of psychiatric reform
and alert the public about the failure of psychiatry to offer genuine
help as well as illuminating psychiatry's many dangers, and o develop
and encourage better and empathic human approaches to the genuine
emotional suffering that many experience and to provide information
and inspiration for all of us to lead richer, more fulfilling and
Against Psychiatric Assault: information about CAPA's mandate,
events, and other relevant information about anti-psychiatry in Canada
Drug Recall Information on the side effects of recalled
drugs and access to attorneys specializing in drug side effects litigation
Farber, Ph.D., a psychologist, sociial activist and founder of
the Network Against Coercive Psychiatry. His forthcoming book Lunching
with Lunatics: Adventures of a Maverick Psychologist will be published
Vision Project: an international educational media campaign to
promote the concept of sustainability as a global goal. Sustainability
means using the Earth's resources to meet the needs of the present
generation without violating the right of future generations to meet
their own needs
Huang: 12 Ways to Stay Positive While Recovering on Crutches
Martensson's web site on "Brain & mind, schizophrenia,
and neuroleptic (anti-psychotic) drugs"
Blog owned by Robert Whitaker with several authors from USA and abroad
contributing on topics from news around the world and psychiatry with
articles from both survivors of psychiatry as well as health care
providers who are leading the way in creating a change of psychiatry
and offering information and insights on alternatives beyond psychiatry..
International: A non-profit federation of 100 groups mainly in
USA united to WIN human rights in the "mental health system".
Address: MindFreedom, 454 Willamette, Suite 216, PO Box 11284, Eugene,
OR 97440-3484, USA. Toll free order number: 1-877-MAD-PRIDE. Phone:
(541) 345-9106 / Fax: (541) 345-3737 / eMail: office[at]mindfreedom.org
the National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy, an independent
organization, is a unique mix of people who've survived these institutions,
of advocates, civil rights activists, mental health workers, and lawyers.
NARPA exists to expose abuse, to shed light on coercive and dangerous
practices, and to promote real alternatives to a mental health system
that even professionals agree is a disgrace.
Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse: Consumer-run
technical assistance center
The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights, a non-profit organization,
has a mission to bring fairness and reason into the administration
of legal aspects of the mental health system, particularly unwarranted
court ordered psychiatric drugging.
Psychology Network "seeks like-minded psychologists and others
to help create a society better able to meet human needs and bring
about social justice. We want to change society's unacceptable status
quo and bring about a better world."
Edge magazine is successor to the award-winning periodical, The
Disability Rag. On the website you'll find today's writing about society's
"ragged edge" issues: medical rationing, genetic discrimination, assisted
suicide, long-term care, attendant services in Northern America
A holistic, natural and different approach to getting in touch with
your spirit and recovering from depression, addiction, ptsd and suicidal
Schizophrenia: "Our mission is to help psychiatry (for its own
good) free itself from the delusions that keep it from being an effective
medical speciality and to provide proof that thousands of people are
right when they say they are NOT mentally ill"
Lien Whigham: BEYOND SURVIVAL: THE SCHIZOPHRENIA MYTH. Questions
and Answers about Schizophrenia. Dedicated to debunking the myth that
schizophrenia is a disease
Massachusetts Training Consortium: a center for responsible innovation,
creates conditions to enhance the lives and make possible the dreams
of people living with disabilities and/or living with the impact of
abuse. Address: 187 High St., Suite 202 Holyoke, MA 01040, Tel. (413)
536-2401 x3032, Fax (413) 536-4166, eMail ocohen[at]wmtcinfo.org
Northampton: "Windhorse Associates is a non-profit treatment
and education organization with a whole person approach to recovery
from serious psychiatric disorders. Our services are individually tailored
in close communication with each client and family. This community,
known for its natural beauty and vibrant cultural, recreational and
educational life, is located two hours from Boston and three hours from
New York City."