Jun 22, 2019
This week on MIA Radio, we
continue our series of discussions with Doctor Lee Coleman. In
previous podcasts, we have discussed Lee’s views
as a critical psychiatrist and the role of psychiatry
in the courtroom. This time, we turn our attention to the need
for action to address the inherent power held by psychiatry and how
society might respond.
In this episode
- How language has the power to
trigger associations and can lead us to not question theories that
are presented to us as facts.
- How we have come to equate
psychiatric ‘treatment’ with interventions in other areas of
- The deception behind the names
of the drugs used in psychiatry such as ‘antidepressants’ or
- That society may well be blinded
by language to the critical issues of the use of force and the
relationship between the law and psychiatry.
- That, ultimately, society
demands that psychiatry play the role that it does and therefore we
need a societal and political response.
- That any movement to address the
dominance of the medical model needs to educate the public at large
and so needs resources to be able to provide that
- How the media often provides an
amplified voice for mainstream messages leading to normalisation
and lack of critical questioning of such messages.
- That we can and should partner
with sympathetic media channels who are open to challenging
- That Lee will hopefully be
leading a workshop at the 2019 NARPA (National Association for
Rights Protection and Advocacy) Conference in Connecticut,
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