From Poster at IVAT 22
From: "Andrew Phelps" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
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?