From Poster at IVAT 22


From: "Andrew Phelps" <>


Subject: Re: [psysr-disc] critics of NAMI

Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:56 PM


Snx, et al.:

I worked long ago with some of the individuals who founded NAMI, and found (among them) some very good people who made meaningful contributions.

Nonetheless, NAMI is 60% paid for by Big Pharma, and directly advocates perpetuating the oppression from behavioral health that client/survivors experience. Social responsibility comes down - in my view - on the side of considering that group an adversary of social justice, in major and central capacities.

I speak from the lived experience of "mental health" activism, and from concern for the psychology of "violence, abuse, and trauma" in the clinical capacity.



Andrew Phelps
  (sometimes website does not work right)



On Tue, 1/16/18, Snx wrote:

Its self help and offers extraordinary support to everyday people

On Jan 16, 2018, at 4:44 PM, Vsp wrote:

There are strong critics of NAMI. Consider what they say. Coercive, reductionistic medical mode?