Sanity in an era of rabid capitalism?
Date: Friday 7 February, 2014
Time: 6.30 doors open for 7pm start
A F.E.E.L. (Friends of East End Loonies) occasional event todiscuss abuses within the psychiatric system, what a humane asylum would be like and the wide range of alternatives.
Denise McKenna, Mental Health Resistance Network
“Towards a social model of mental distress”
A Local Trade Union activist
“The impact of local authority & NHS cuts on
mental health services”
Questions/comments from the floor
Venue:Kingsley Hall, corner Powis and Bruce Roads, E3 3HJ,
(Nearest tube stations: Bow Church and Bromley-By-Bow)
There will be an interval with music, poetry and refreshments.No entrance fee but donations will be welcome to cover costs.
FEEL is a democratic anarchic group in which people are encouraged to share what they need to say and to contribute what they can. It meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 6.30 pm at the LARC centre, 62 Fieldgate St E1 1ES. For more information call:
David: 020 7790 0269 or Myra on 020 7780 9038 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Humane Therapy not Drug Tyranny
● Joanna Moncrieff says in her book, The Myth of the Chemical Cure, “My thesis in this book is that the disease-centred model of drug action has been adopted, and recently widely publicised, not because the evidence for it is compelling, but because it helped promote the interests of certain powerful social groups, namely the psychiatric profession, the pharmaceutical industry and the modern state.” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009 London)
We need a liberating movement to transform hospitals and Mental Health Units into humane asylums and to demand the full range of complementary and natural therapies including arts therapies (which a study has indicated is more effective than drug therapy) and talking therapy, and an end to pharmaco-custodial control.
F.E.E.L. – Friends of East End Loonies
Believe in empowering all people in the mental health system
Ending the chemical cosh
Supporting community mental health services
Encouraging more holistic therapies
HUMANE THERAPY – NOT DRUG TYRANNY