Madness Network News Volume 5

Madness Network News Volume 5

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Volume #5 (six issues): Madness Network News (MNN) began as a San Francisco Bay area newsletter in 1972 and then evolved into a quarterly newspaper whose readership extended to a national as well as an international audience. MNN became, in essence, the voice and networking center for the a€œMental Patient Liberation Movementa€ in the United States, unapologetically advocating for the full human dignity, self-expression and civil rights of people diagnosed and labeled as mentally-ill. As a quarterly journal, Madness Network News published personal experiences, creative writings, art, political analysis, and factual reporting from the point of view of people who had been on the receiving end of psychiatric treatment and who now found themselves relegated to pariah status, living in marginalized and oppressive conditions and denied even the most basic aspects of personal choice, self-determination and human rights. Known for its use of humor and sense of irony, MNN declared on its masthead that it covered a€œall the fits thata€™s news to print.a€Patients would have the right to refuse treatment aquot;except when necessary to prevent serious harmaquot;; involuntary hospitalization is to be avoided except ... The fourth bill established an independent advocacy service to protect the rights of aquot; mentally disabledaquot; persons. ... This class-action suit filed on behalf of certain inmates at Boston State Hospital has resumed in Federal District Court after a summer recess. ... MISSISSIPEI Wallace ... chancer, clerk at Chickasaw county ( N-P- of ss. , Civ.

Title:Madness Network News Volume 5
Author:Leonard Roy Frank, Judi Chamberlin, Howie the Harp, Sally Zinman, David Oaks
Publisher:MNN Redux -


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