From Poster at IVAT 22

 

From: "Andrew Phelps" <math_anxiety@yahoo.com>

To: psysr-disc@yahoogroups.com

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.

 

Best

Andrew Phelps

batstar.net/users/andrew.htm
  (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?