From: Andrew Phelps <>

To: Mental Health Activism and Advocacy <>

Sent: Thu Dec 20 18:01

Subject: Re: [Actmad] many sign letter from behavioral health industry



Yes, I respond similarly. However, Sza has raised an important concern here. Accommodating the behavioral health industry's sense that "more treatment is good business" obviously doesn't "cut it." For me, the project against coercion needs to be extended to a project challenging the culture of "behavior management" as the promotion of an oppressive social relation.


ABO "Andrew Behavior Object"



On Thu Dec 20 16:38, Prt sent:

the final demand regarding gun control is the only one i can support. the rest is more of the same-old-same-old, only on steroids. without a clear anti-coercion clause that part of the document remains unacceptable.

protect the innocent, be they children or adults!

On 12/19/2012 5:24 PM, Sza wrote:

Dear Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, and Members of Congress:

As people who have direct, lived experience with mental illness and addiction, as family members caring for our loved ones with these illnesses, as counselors and health care workers, and as leaders of behavioral health programs, we all call on you, the leaders of our Nation, to begin with us a road to recovery from these tragedies.