Tuesday, 22 March 2016

DATE CHANGE: DECEMBER 6th, 2016: A Toronto Public Library Talk on Psychiatry and the Business of Madness-by Bonnie Burstow

As more and more “mental disorders” are added to the ever expanding psychiatric bible—The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—and more and more people find themselves on psychotropic drugs, voices of critique are progressively heard. Central among them is Bonnie Burstow, author of Psychiatry and the Business of Madness. A professor at University of Toronto and a renowned scholar, advancing further than other critics, in this book, depicting psychiatry as a self-interested business, Burstow makes the case that psychiatry’s tenets are totally foundationless, that psychiatry intrinsically harms, and she calls on society to admit that the turn toward psychiatry was a colossal misstep. Correspondingly, the book invites readers into a societal dialogue over how instead we might approach the problems to which human beings are heir.

What in short is this library talk?  An extensive introduction to antipsychiatry.  An opportunity to find out more about this ground-breaking book.   And the beginnings of a much needed social dialogue.
Rough Agenda:
6:30-7:30: Address by Burstow
7:30-8:00:  Q&A and comments from audience.
Where?  The Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium (north end of main floor), The Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street,
When? Tuesday, December 6th, 6:30-8:00 pm.
Check the site for further information, or check http://bizomadness.blogspot.ca/.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Upcoming Events:

Kick-Off Book Launch: London, England

Date: Friday, June 12th
Time: 7:00pm 
Location: Palgrave-Macmillan, The Stables Building
                2 Trematron Walk, London, England

Join clinical practitioner Dr. Ian Parker, researcher Julie Wood, survivor/activist Cheryl Prax and author Dr. Bonnie Burstow for speeches, a Q&A and a movement-building conversation celebrate the release of Dr. Burstow's new book, Psychiatry and the Business of Madness 

Space limited. RSVP at: lauren8spring@gmail.com

Radio Interview: The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour

Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm (eastern time)
Livestreaming at: http://www.prn.fm 

Listen in as Dr. Peter Breggin interviews Dr. Bonnie Burstow on her new book, Psychiatry and the Business of Madness 

Radio Interview: Talk with Tenney 

Date: Saturday, June 27th
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm (eastern time)

Listen in as Dr. Laura Tenney hosts a pre-launch conversation with Dr. Bonnie Burstow on her scholarship and work within the anti-psychiatry movement. 

North American Debut: New York Book Launch

Date: Monday, June 29th
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Bluestockings Books
                 172 Allen Street, New York, NY

Join radical psychiatrist Dr. Peter Breggin, feminist psychologist Dr. Paula J. Caplan, survivor, activist and scholar Dr. Lauren Tenney and author Dr. Bonnie Burstow for speeches, a Q& A and a survivor speak-out facilitated by leading survivor activists Lauren Tenney and Celia Brown.  

Toronto Press Conference

Date: Friday, September 18th
Time: 3:30pm 
Location: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education 
                 7th Floor, Room 162
                 252 Bloor Street West
                 Toronto, Ontario

Join MPP Cheri Dinovo, lawyer Anita Szigeti, survivor, activists and MSW student Rebecca Ballen and author Dr. Bonnie Burstow as they field questions from the local and national press. 

Canadian Debut: Toronto Book Launch 

Date: Friday, September 18th
Time: 5:30 pm 
Location: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education 
                 12th Floor Nexus Lounge
                 252 Bloor Street West
                 Toronto, Ontario

Join award-winning journalist Robert Whitaker, scholar Dr. David Cohen, MPP Cheri DiNovo, lawyer Anita Szigeti and author Dr. Bonnie Burstow for the book launch to end all book launches