Phoenix Rising

An Annotated Index of Back Issues and Links to Pheonix Online

Phoenix Rising: The Voice of the Psychiatrized (1980 - 1990).

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Vol. 1. "Myths of Mental Illness" by Carla McKague and Don Weitz.

Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring, 1980: Parkdale boarding house mess; computer therapy; Valium: the miracle drug that isn't.
Vol. 1, No. 2, Summer 1980: Prison psychiatry; SmithKline boycott; Blindness: more than meets the eye.
Vol. 1, No. 3, Fall 1980: The death of Aldo Alviani.
Vol. 1, No. 4, Winter 1981: Women and psychiatry.

Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 1981: From Kingston Psychiatric to City Hall– "Don't Spyhole Me," (Journal) by David Reville; Update on Kingston Psychiatric Hospital; Access to medical records; Profiles - People First; Book Reviews; Poetry.

Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer 1981: Kids and Psychiatry; Thistletown; Kids and the Law; Incest; Drugging - Ritalin; Annotated Antipsychiatry Bibliography; Psychiatric Inmates Liberation Directory; Book Reviews; Poetry.

Vol. 2, No. 3, Fall 1981: The Anti-Psychiatry Movement; History of the Movement; 9th International Conference (Cleveland); International Year of Disabled Persons; Drugs; Canadian Groups; Profiles - Kendal Russell; Book reviews; Poetry.

Vol. 3, No. 1, Aug./Sept 1982: Tenth International Conference (Toronto); Davis drug death/inquest; Paraldehyde; Class bias in psychiatry; Profiles– Steve Stapleton; Book Reviews; Poetry.

Vol. 3, No. 2, November 1982: The Housing Crisis; Housing, Not Warehousing; Boarding Homes; Patient-run residence; housing facts; Declaration of Principles; Shock Death - Lynette Miller; Tardive Dyskinesia Epidemic; Profiles– Margaret Gibson; File Review– "Titicott Follies'; Book Reviews; Poetry.

Vol. 3, No. 3, Winter 1983: Schizophrenia, Exploding the Myth; Personal stories by ex-inmates; The CIA and Mind Control (excepts from book by John Marks); Moditen (Prolixin); Consent to treatment; Mental Health and Violence Against Women (feminist statement ex-inmate women); Profiles– David Oaks; Shock Doctor List (Canadian); Annotated Anti-Psychiatry Bibliography; Book Reviews; Poetry.

Vol. 3, No. 4, Spring 1983: Death by Psychiatry, Part I; Report on 8 deaths in NY State psychiatric institutions by Allen Markman; Profiles– Hope Scoville, Phyllis Moss; On Our Own: Self-Help Model; A Draft Bill of Rights for
Psychiatric Inmates in Canada (On Our Own); Neuroleptics; List of Anti-Psychiatry groups; Book Reviews; Poetry.

Vol. 4, No. 1, Summer 1983: Death by Psychiatry, Part II; Deaths in New York; 11th International Conference; Mental Health Act; Demonstration against APA (NYC) Book Reviews; Poetry.

Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall 1983: Mad With The Truth; Interview with Samuel Delaney on Art and Madness; Withdrawing from Psychiatric Drugs (reprint from Dr. Caligari's Psychiatric Drugs); Interview with mental health worker; Electroshock; International Conference on Prison Abolition; Book Reviews; Poetry.

Vol. 4, No. 3/4, April 1984 (Double Issue): Shock Supplement;
Interview with Richard Kotuk; Out of the Ashes (new creative section); Shock case; Secret Brainwashing Experiments (5th Estate Transcript); Book Reviews; Poetry.

Vol. 5, No. 1, Feb. 1985: Women and Psychiatry; Journal/drawings by Nira Fleischmann; Interview with Carol Stubbs; Still Sane (exerpts from book by S. Gilhooly and P. Blackbridge); Therapy, sexism and non-sexist
alternatives by Dr. Bonnie Burstow; "Women and Shock Treatment" by Paula Fine (reprint); Psychiatric malpractice by Greta H. Nemiroff; Valium addiction (personal story); International Mad Movement; Interviews with ex-inmate women; Book Reviews; Poetry; Out of the Ashes.

Vol. 5, No. 2/3, Aug. 1985 (Double Issue): Charter of Rights; People's Charter (reprint); Charter and the psychiatric inmate; Institutional injustice; Charter challenges involuntary committal; Fighting emergency committals (Theresa Lussa case); Shock and the Law; Voting Rights; Charter and sheltered workshops; Declaration of Principles (reprint); Italy closing psychiatric institutions; Brief history of psychiatry; Shock survivors' testimony; Shock doc list; Psychiatric Inmates Liberation Directory; Valium; Maggie's Bag; Book Reviews; Poetry; Out of the Ashes.

Vol. 5, No. 4, Dec. 1985: Celebration Issue; Personal Stories; Riviere des Prairies torture (Montreal); Interview with Dr. Lee Coleman; 13th International Conference (Vermont); Maggie's Bag; Book Reviews; Poetry;
Out of the Ashes.

Vol. 6, No. 1, June 1986: Canadian Brainwashing Victims; A psychiatric holocaust - Dr. Cameron's brainwashing experiments; Canadian victims' case; "What's your excuse Grace?"; Critique of psychiatric patient advocates in
Ontario; Maggie's Bag; Book Reviews; Poetry; Out of the Ashes.

Vol. 6, No. 2, October 1986: The Anti-Psychiatry Movement; State of the Anti-Psychiatry Movement in California ; Declaration of Principles from 10th International Conference (reprint); Cooper Report on CIA Victims; Oak Ridge and the Hucker Report; Women Survivors of Psychiatry (Toronto Conference); Updated list of shock doctors; anti-psychiatry group list; Book Review; Poetry; Out of the Ashes.

Vol. 6, No. 3, Dec. 1986: The Best of PHOENIX RISING; Mostly excerpts– back issues. Schizophrenia, Exploding the Myth; The Tardive Dyskinesia Epidemic; Psychiatry's Reign of Error; Psychiatric Treatment and your Right to Decide; Shock and the Law; Psychobable; Book Reviews; Poetry; Out of the Ashes.

Vol. 6, No. 4, June 1987: Shelter: A Matter of Life and Death; Drina Joubert inquest; John Dimun inquest; Hostels; Boarding Homes; Roomers Protest; "Rule Thrity-Six House"; Zoning; Women & State workshop; Shock Lies; Drug Ads; Oak Ridge Demo; Ontario Mental Health Act amendments (Bill 7, Bill 190) Poetry; Book Reviews; Survivors Stories.

Vol. 7, No. 1, Oct. 1987: Housing Options; "Getting off the Street"– interview with Alf Jackson; "Protection for Roomers'; "A Boarding House Renewed" (Channon Court); Interviews with three On Our Own members; "Getting Walter Out of Queen St. ; "Big Brother's Place" (critique of a halfway house); Linda Andre's shock case; Shock demo; Shock lies; Bill 190 ; Testimony on Bill 190 ; Book Reviews; Poetry.

Vol. 7, No. 2, Nov. 1987: The Advocacy Game. Critique of the Ontario goverment's advocacy report; No Advocacy in New Zealand; Community Advocacy; Psychiatry in Manitoba; Being There for Each Other; Protest
against CPA; Psychiatry Serves the Ruling Class; FDA denies CAT scan petitioners; The Chemical Gag.

Vol. 7, No. 3, Dec. 1987: Out of the Ashes; Self Portrait; I Never Promised You a Nom de Plume; Movie Night; Warriors; Clarke Institute of Psychiatry Class Jacket; The Loony Bin; Appointing substitute decision-maker
if "incompetent"– Form 44; Book Review; Poetry.

Vol. 7, No. 4, May 1988: Fighting for Our Freedom; NYC vs. Joyce Brown; Challenging New Zealand's Mental Health Act; Dr. Breggin Speaks out Against Psychiatric Drugs; Banging Heads; Brainwashing case update;
Withdrawing From Psychiatric Drugs; Nazi Doctors.

Vol. 8, No. 1, Oct. 1988: A Close Up Look at the Enemy; Report on 14th International Conference of Law and Mental Health; Ex-inmates Challenge APA; Toronto Protesters Arrested For Distributing Shock Info; Shock Machine Classifications; Merril Dow Propaganda; Advocacy ; Network; personal stories; Poetry.

Vol. 8, No. 2, May 1989: Prison Issue: Voices From Inside; Personal stories by prisoners; Media coverup of Oak Ridge; Prison Justice Day; Electroshock Conference in NY; Drugs and Consent; R.A.P. demo; Resources for Prisoners; Network; Shrinkwatch.

Vol. 8, No. 3/4, July 1990 (Double Issue) Gay Lesbian Issue; Personal Stories; AIDS and Psychiatry, interview with Dr.Szasz; Interview with Dr. Bonnie Burstow; Psychiatric Drugs - A Co-factor in AIDS?; History of Psychiatric
Homophobia; Montreal PUN Conference; Shrinkwatch; Clarke Institute Protest; Prozac; Dr. Peter Breggin on Psychiatric Drugs.