Mon, 05/06/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Sera Davidow on the Politics of Language and Labels
The Politics of Language - Sera Davidow
Mental health professionals create psychiatric labels ostensibly to make sense of madness, but at what point do labels shut down understanding and actually damage people experiencing extreme states and emotional distress? On this episode of Madness Radio, Sera Davidow, psychiatric survivor and director of the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community (RLC), discusses the politics of language and labels, as well as the innovative programs being pioneered by the Western Mass RLC. Sera is also the co-producer of the new film, "Beyond the Medical Model."