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Prison Madness: The Mental Health Crisis Behind Bars and What We Must Do About It

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Madness Radio
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Mon, 03/01/2010

Hosted by Will Hall

 

The US incarcerates more people than any country in the world - and 70% are people of color. Do we need better mental health care inside prisons -- or do prisons themselves cause trauma and madness?
Psychiatrist and civil lawsuit expert witness Dr.Terry Kupers, author of Prison Madness: The Mental Health Crisis Behind Bars and What We Must Do About It, discusses overcrowding, racism, sensory deprivation, isolation, and sexual abuse in the disgraceful US prison system.
 

28:37 minutes (26.2 MB)

Madness and Spirituality

program date: 
Fri, 04/23/2010

Host Will Hall and Myriam Rahman lead a discussion of "Madness and Spirituality."

56:41 minutes (45.41 MB)

Mary Olson on Jaakko Seikkula's Open Dialog Approach to Mental Distress

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Madness Radio
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Mon, 05/03/2010

 Hosted by Will Hall

Is a 'psychotic' crisis inside one person's mind -- or does it happen between people, in their relationship? Can therapy untangle the web of madness by addressing the family, providers, and entire social network? Smith College social worker and Fullbright scholar Mary Olson discusses the innovative work of Jaakko Seikkula's Open Dialog Approach in Finland, which has achieved dramatic success in helping people through extreme states labeled 'psychosis' and 'schizophrenia' -- while relying much less on medication and hospitalization.

29:46 minutes (27.26 MB)

Robert Whitaker on Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

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Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 08/02/2010

 Hosted by Will Hall

Today's guest is Robert Whitaker, author of Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

 

29:35 minutes (27.09 MB)

Dr. Joanna Moncrieff and The Myth of the Chemical Cure: A Critique of Psychiatric Drug Treatment

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Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 09/06/2010
Madness Radio - Hosted by Will Hall
28:42 minutes (26.28 MB)

Sascha Altman DuBrul talks about his experiences with diagnosis and "treatment".

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Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 10/04/2010

 Madness Radio, Hosted by Will Hall.

Today's guest is Sascha Altman DuBrul, one of the founders of the Icarus Project.  He talks with Will about his experiences with diagnosis and "treatment" for mental illness.

 

27:44 minutes (25.39 MB)

Gail Hornstein & "Agnes's Jacket: A Psychologist's Search for the Meanings of Madness"

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Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 11/01/2010

 Host Will Hall interviews Gail Hornstein, Professor of Psychology at Mount Holyoke College. Her research spans the history of 20th-century psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis.

28:49 minutes (26.39 MB)

Daniel Mackler, a former psychotherapist who specialized in treating people with psychosis without medication.

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Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 12/06/2010

 Host Will Hall speaks with Daniel Mackler, a former psychotherapist who specialized in treating people with psychosis without medication. He directed the recent film “Take These Broken Wings: Recovery from Schizophrenia Without Medication.” He is currently working on two new films about programs which treat people who have been diagnosed with psychosis. He is also the co-editor of "A Way Out of Madness: Dealing with Your Family After You Have Been Diagnosed with a Psychiatric Disorder."

 
28:19 minutes (25.92 MB)

Mad Pride: Living With Mental Diversity

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program date: 
Mon, 12/20/2010

 Join KBOO Madness Radio host Will Hall and guest Myriam Rahman, who are both survivors of severe mental illness diagnosis but who no longer view themselves as sick. What does it mean to live with madness? What can people with psychiatric diagnosis do to empower themselves in a world of locked wards, diagnostic labels, and pharmaceutical company corruption?

Today's show's opening theme music was Crazy by Gnarls Barkley.

A listener recommended the book, Anatomy of an Epidemic.

 

 

 

55:33 minutes (25.43 MB)

Ethan Watters and "Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche"

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Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 01/03/2011

Hosted by Will Hall

28:27 minutes (26.05 MB)

The Psychology of Racism

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program date: 
Mon, 01/17/2011

 Guest host Will Hall of Madness Radio discusses "The Psychology of Racism" and invites your calls.

 

54:22 minutes (24.89 MB)

Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

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Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 02/07/2011

 Host Will Hall speaks with Robert Whitaker,  author, "Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America." Whitaker is the keynote speaker at MOVING MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY FORWARD/ RETHINKING PSYCHIATRY--A community forum, Thursday, February 10, 2011 at The First Unitarian Church of Portland, 1011 SW 12th, Portland.

29:11 minutes (26.73 MB)

Dr. Arnold Mindell discusses communicating with people diagnosed with mental illness.

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Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 03/07/2011

 Hosted by Will Hall

What is reality?  What does quantum physics tell us about reaching people in states labeled psychosis, bipolar, and schizophrenia? Are we living inside of a collective dream? Can therapists join with the alternate realities of their clients? Arnold Mindell, founder of Process Oriented Psychology, discusses his 40 years experience communicating with people diagnosed with madness.

27:46 minutes (25.43 MB)

Christopher Lane asks if Shyness is a Disease

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Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 04/04/2011

 Hosted by Will Hall

Do pharmaceutical companies control the social definition of normal? Can advertising and public relations campaigns turn acceptable personality differences into unacceptable disorders? British-American literary critic and historian Christopher Lane discusses his book Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness, including the way politics and profits drive the bible of mental health treatment, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. 

29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

"Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche by Ethan Watters

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Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 05/02/2011

 Host Will Hall speaks with Ethan Watters, author of "Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche," which looks at western mental disorders and pharmaceutical treatments are exported around the world."

26:58 minutes (24.7 MB)

Leah Harris Spoken Word on Surviving Psychiatry

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Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 06/06/2011

 Hosted by Will Hall

28:46 minutes (26.34 MB)

Ron Coleman, teacher and trainer with the Hearing Voices Movement

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Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 07/04/2011

 Hosted by Will Hall

28:56 minutes (26.49 MB)

Dr. Daniel B. Fisher on Recovering from Mental Illness

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Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011

 Hosted by Will Hall.

Today's guest is Dr. Daniel Fisher, Executive Director of the National Empowerment Center, and noted Psychiatrist.  He'll talk about his own experiences with Schizophrenia, and how a more Recovery-oriented, Consumer and Family Driven System could help more people than our current system.

 

27:44 minutes (25.39 MB)

Suicide attempt survivor David Webb, author of Thinking About Suicide

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Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 09/05/2011

 Hosted by Will Hall.  

 How common are suicidal feelings? Is a psychiatric illness behind suicidal despair -- or a meaningful and even spiritual life crisis? Does forced hospitalization really provide help?

Suicide attempt survivor David Webb, author of Thinking About Suicide: Contemplating and Comprehending the Urge to Die, discusses how speaking openly about suicidal feelings, rather than reacting with panic and fear, is the best form of suicide prevention.

29:22 minutes (26.89 MB)

Linda Andre and Doctors of Deception: What They Don't Want You To Know About Electroshock Therapy

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Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 10/03/2011

 Hosted by Will Hall

This week's Madness Radio asks, Why is ECT, electroconvulsive therapy or electroshock, so widely used
today? Is the ECT industry manipulating research and public perceptions the way tobacco companies did about cigarettes? What are the real dangers of this lobotomy-era treatment? ECT survivor Linda Andre discusses her groundbreaking book, "Doctors of Deception: What They Don't Want You to Know about Shock Treatment."

 

28:28 minutes (26.07 MB)

The treatment of elders in nursing homes

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Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 11/07/2011

 Hosted by Will Hall

 

How are our elders treated in nursing homes? Are powerful anti-psychotic medications being used for treatment, or for social control? Does living in a nursing home promote mental health -- or make it worse? Carole Hayes-Collier, psychiatric abuse survivor and longtime activist with the Grey Panthers, discusses her work to empower people as we age.

28:23 minutes (25.99 MB)

Grainne Humphrys talks about her Battle with Mental Health Systems

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Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 01/02/2012

 Madness Radio, Hosted by Will Hall

Today's guest is Mental Health System Survivor, Grainne Humphrys, who talks about her Battle with Mental Health Systems, both for herself, and for her partner John Hunt.

 

28:02 minutes (25.67 MB)

The promise and potential dangers of the psychedelic ayahuasca

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Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 02/06/2012

 Hosted by Will Hall.

Every month Madness Radio explores mental health from outside the mainstream on KBOO FM.

On this show, Madness Radio asks, Can indigenous medicine, including the psychedelic ayahuasca, help anxiety, depression, and addiction? What do healers of Peru have to teach us about mental health? Francois Demange, a curandero who has studied for more than sixteen years with the Shipibo and Quechua Lamista peoples, discusses the promise and potential dangers of traditional Amazonian plant medicine for the west.

 

28:50 minutes (26.41 MB)

Why are so many children being diagnosed bipolar?

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Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 03/05/2012

Hosted by Will Hall

28:17 minutes (25.9 MB)

Dr. Toby Tyler Watson, Clinical Director of Associated Psychological Health Services

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Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 04/02/2012

 Hosted by Will Hall.

Today's guest is Dr. Toby Tyler Watson, Clinical Director of Associated Psychological Health Services.

 

28:56 minutes (26.49 MB)

What is it like for a prisoner diagnosed with mental illness?

program: 
Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 05/07/2012

 Hosted by Will Hall

What is it like for a prisoner diagnosed with mental illness? Should we have more mental health treatment in prison -- or should we work to abolish our prison system?

Daniel Hazen spent three years in prison and experienced firsthand the ways prison creates madness. Today he is director of Voices of the Heart, a leading support agency run by and for people in recovery from a diagnosis of mental illness.

28:47 minutes (26.36 MB)

Understanding Hearing Voices with guest psychologist Eleanor Longden

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Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 06/04/2012

Hosted by Will Hall

In this episode Madness Radio asks, What is the meaning of hearing voices? Is it a malfunctioning brain, or a clue to childhood trauma asking to be understood?

UK psychologist Eleanor Longden survived a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia and went on to be a leading researcher around voice hearing, trauma, and dissociation. She is a pioneer in the movement to understand voices as a normal human experience -- and truly help people by healing trauma.

28:21 minutes (25.97 MB)

Laura Delano and Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs

program: 
Madness Radio
program date: 
Mon, 08/06/2012

 Hosted by Will Hall.

28:59 minutes (22.89 MB)

 

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