Psychiatry and Human Rights: New _DENDRON_ is out!

Support Coalition - David Oaks dendron at efn.org
Thu Jun 27 20:25:53 EST 1996



NEWS RELEASE - June 25, 1996
from Support Coalition <dendron at efn.org>


       NEW EXTRA-BIG ISSUE OF PUBLICATION _DENDRON_ IS OUT!!!

       Stories in _DENDRON_ 37/38 include:

       * Clinton waffling on forced electroshock...
       * The pushing of forced outpatient psychiatric drugging...
       * Forty groups unite in human rights coalition!
       * Plus: resources, rapid news reports, letters, cartoons, 
         poetry, a straitjacket escape, and more.

The new issue of _DENDRON_ is out! This award-winning publication reaches
approx. 15,000 readers on the subjects of human rights campaigns in
psychiatry, and empowering alternatives. _DENDRON_ is the voice of Support
Coalition, which is totally independent, led by psychiatric survivors and 
open to the public. It's rooted in a 25-year-old little-known movement.

This special double issue is printed on 24 pages of large-format recycled
newsprint (11 x 17 inches). It's beautifully laid out, designed by
computer artist Ed Bishop. A great resource for human rights!  It's by far
the best issue yet! To get your copy -- or better yet JOIN -- see info at 
bottom of this alert, today!


Excerpts from this double _DENDRON_:

     * CLINTON ADMINISTRATION JUGGLES "REVIEW" OF 
       FEDERALLY-FUNDED FORCED ELECTROSHOCK.

       [This cover story features an original cartoon 
       of a grinning Clinton juggling brains covered 
       with yellow flames. _DENDRON_ EXCLUSIVE!]

Despite escalating Congressional concern... Despite hundreds of citizen 
demands for action by e-mail, fax, phone and mail... Despite national 
protests... Despite heightening media attention... The Clinton 
Administration continues its one-year juggling act of a long-proimsed 
"review" of federally-funded forced electroshock and fraudulent informed 
consent...

[NOTE: This phony "review" of electroshock is in progress NOW, 
behind closed doors. _DENDRON_ exposes the truth about it!]


     * STOP THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL'S 
       "MILLION NEEDLE MARCH"!
 
       National Organization Escalates a Chemical Crusade, 
       Angering Human Rights Advocates. 

       Plan for drastic increase of forced outpatient 
       psychiatric drugging especially theatens 
       African Americans and homeless.

Say the phrase "forced psychiatric drugging" to most people and it 
sounds like something awful going on far away behind an oppressive 
institution's walls. But people living in the safety of their own homes, 
out in their own neighborhood, are safe from such a practice, aren't 
they? It couldn't happen OUT HERE could it?

It could. It does. And it may get far worse. 

A well-financed campaign for national forced psychiatric drugging on an 
outpatient basis has begun, which may impact one million Americans -- 
including 100,000 homeless -- according to the plan's proponents. 

[NAMI's connections to drug company funding are also exposed. A summary of
battles in the USA and UK, plus an action guide on fighting forced
outpatient psych. drugs are included.]


PLUS:

     * Forty psychiatric survivor and allied groups unite 
       for human rights in psychiatry, through Support Coalition! 
       Lots of news from all over... Yukon... UK... Calif...
       Support the independent movement, help the membership
       drive, join Support Coalition NOW!

     * Full page of movement history, including psychiatric 
       survivor groups from the 1940's to 1970's.

     * A "Mad Market" features 30 hard-to-get books, videos, 
       audiotapes on this subject. (Includes a new headband that 
       says "SHRINK RESISTANT," only available from Mad Market.)

     * Resource guide, letters from as far as Pakistan and 
       New Zealand, cartoons including origins of "Mr. Noggin," 
       a straitjacket release by Chumleigh, Poetic Justice
       edited by Bonnie Schell, stories of surviving and
       thriving, and more!

TWO EASY WAYS TO GET _DENDRON_:

1. Write for this special _DENDRON_ including just $3, or better yet,

2. HELP THE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE!!!!! Go ahead and JOIN Support Coalition, 
   NOW, for an annual tax-exempt donation of at least $20 (add 
   at least $5 extra if outside USA). Build strength in numbers! 

NOTE: JOIN now and win a premium! Mention you saw this on the
Internet, and when you join for $20 or more, you'll also get 
a blue-ink on white-washable *headband* saying, "SHRINK RESISTANT"!
Stretchable, one size fits all... of course! Unique!


SEND TO:

Support Coalition
PO BOX 11284
EUGENE, OR 97440 USA


Please copy and forward this message to appropriate places
on and off the Internet.

Questions? Think you might already be a member? Better make sure!
Ask by e-mail to Support Coalition's main office: dendron at efn.org

_DENDRON_ was just bulk mailed last week, be sure to get yours! 


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In support & struggle,        David Oaks        <dendron at efn.org>

Support Coalition, Co-Coordinator / Dendron News, Editor

BREAKING THE SILENCE ABOUT PSYCHIATRIC OPPRESSION!!!

Heal Normality web site: http://www.efn.org/~dendron/

DENDRON the newspaper is *not* to be confused with DENDRITE, the
free Internet mailing list of human rights alerts. Here's info on
that Internet read-only low-frequency human rights mailing list: 
To subscribe e-mail <majordomo at efn.org> with just these two words 
in body of your message (not subject line): subscribe dendrite
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