Al Siebert on MindFreedom Radio Wednesday

MindFreedom UPDATE — 21 November 2006
Nonviolent Revolution in Mental Health Care – please forward

*Tomorrow* Wednesday, 22 November 2006 – MindFreedom News Hour Free Internet Radio

Guest is Al Siebert, psychiatric-survivor psychologist-author

To listen live click on at 4 pm EST, 1 pm PST tomorrow Wednesday, 22 Nov. 2006, or listen to the archive later. Yes, the archives now work!

You may phone in to the show live toll free with your questions or comments, or e-mail them to

Host of the show — which begins and ends with news and resources about changing the mental health system — is David Oaks, psychiatric survivor, human rights activist for 30 years, and director of MindFreedom International.


Al Siebert short bio:

Al Siebert received his M.A. and PhD. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan. Al is a psychiatric survivor and calls his story the “Marvelous Menninger Adventure.” He has been a strong advocate for the human rights of people who considered to be “mental patients” for many years.

Dr. Siebert:

** is author of professional journal articles about the ways that psychiatry misrepresents what is known about “schizophrenia.”

** is project director of the “Weller Than Well” research project searching for people made stronger by their so-called “psychotic” experiences.

** serves on Advisory Council for International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology, founded by Peter Breggin.

** hosts the popular Successful Schizophrenia website.

** is author of A SCHIZOPHRENIA BREAKTHROUGH: Progress Toward Freeing Our Minds from Our Minds. A textbook for graduate students with “Issues for Critical Thinking and Research.” Foreword by William Glasser, M.D.

In addition to the above, Dr. Siebert is internationally recognized for his research into the inner nature of highly resilient survivors. His most recent book, The Resiliency Advantage, is winner of the “2006 Best Self-Help Book” award.

More info on Al’s projects and books see


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Next week, Wed. 29 November 2006 — Leah Harris, psychiatric survivor activist and on the board of National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy. Leah calls for greater involvement of youth, and dedication to youth issues.


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