From: Andrew Phelps <>

To: Mental Health Activism and Advocacy <>

Sent: Sat Jun 18 2016 17:00

Re: [Actmad] Abolishing Forced Treatment in Psychiatry is an Ethical Imperative
- Mad In America



That concern has been with our movement for several decades now, and is appropriately engaged in the article you cite.

The other issue, less well addressed, is that interpersonal violence needs to be engaged in a different way, so that people are not bullied - by forced treatment or otherwise - into accommodating that.

The "Community Mental Health Act" approach by John Kennedy (1963) violated that concern.

The ongoing work at changing the paradigm is operative in many ways - one clinical location is with the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan  here.


Andrew Phelps




On Sat Jun 18 9:08, Lgc sent:

Mad in America link  here.