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Newsletter of the Psychiatric Survivor Archives of Toronto

April 2015
Vol. 6, No. 1
Thank You Volunteers! Bobby Anderson. In Memory of Mrs. T: Survivors Speak Out at Shock Doctor Conference. Question Period With Volunteer Archivist Bobby Anderson. Nursing Homes: Who Needs 'Em (Weitz). Mad Pride Think Tank. An Alert: Psychiatric Drugging of the Elderly (Burstow). Friendly Spike Theatre Auditions! Psychiatry and the Business of Madness Book Launches (Burstow). A Reply to Psychiatrist Allan Frances (Weitz). The Man in the White Pick Up Truck (O'Toole). Visualizing Absence: Memorializing the former Lakeshore Asylum Cemetery (Zbitnew). Our Voices/Notre Voix: First National Symposium on Alternative Mental Health Knowledge.

November 2014
Vol. 5, No. 2
Remembering Diana Capponi Our "Bright Light" by Lucy Costa. An Alert: Psychiatric Drugging of the Elderly by Dr. Bonnie Burstow. Open Season on Mental Patients by Irit Shimrat. Upcoming!! Disability Incarcerated: Disability Justice is Prison Justice Hosted at OISE. My Definition of Quality of Life by Jenny Rosser. Upcoming!! EXTRAVAGANZA Event!! Hosted by The Friendly Spike Theatre Band. Happy Birthday Marianne! by your PSAT friends & fans Two Upcoming!! Cheap and Crazy Symposiums Hosted by The Empowerment Council. Call Out: PSAT Opportunities: Ways to Get Involved!

June 2014
Vol. 5, No. 1
PSAT Non-Discrimination/Oppression Statement. Canada's New National Museum to House Ryerson's Groundbreaking Exhibit on Disability Rights. The Walls Are Alive With The Sounds Of Mad People. Dear Mainstream Media: Unpublished letters of a social justice activist.

October 2013
Vol. 4, No. 3
Searching for Fred By Louise Bark and Ruth Ruth Stackhouse. You Don't Speak for Me! by Don Weitz. Planning vs. Human Rights? The Case of Minimum Separation Distances by Lilith "Chava" Finkler. How Canada's Prison System Killed Ashley Smith by Don Weitz.

June 2013
Vol. 4, No. 2
Psychiatric Blues by Mel Starkman. Announcing Mad Matters. Toronto Poor Blues by Gian Mura. From Metaphor to Misery by Irit Shimrat. 25 Good Reasons to Abolish Psychiatry by Don Weitz. The mandate of the Coalition Against Psychiatric Assault. The Home for Special Neglect by Mel Starkman. Photos of "Poetry through the Ages," courtesy of Graeme Bacque.

February 2013
Vol. 4, No. 1
Poetry through the Ages. The Coin Toss. Imagine a World without Psychiatry. Poetry (by Bragen, Frayne, Fred, Sesula, Mura). There and Back Again (Starkman). PSAT's Annual Review (Reaume).

December 2012
Vol. 3, No. 3
Getting into Gear. Struggling Against Psychiatry's Human Rights Violations (Weitz). Artwork by Eugenia Tsao. Getting Sucked into the System (Mel Starkman).

May 2012
Vol. 3, No. 2
Invite to PSAT's 6th AGM. Wall Tours Aplenty. Lakeshore Asylum Cemetery Spring Visit. Stop Killing Us: A Critique of Toronto Police Responses to Psychiatric Survivors by Don Weitz. An Unpublished letter to the Toronto Star by Erick Fabris. The Mad Doctor Is In (Duncan Scott Campbell). Coming Into My Own by Mel Starkman. Occupy Psychiatry (May 6th in Toronto).

February 2012
Vol. 3, No. 1
Terry-Lynn Langdon's reviews Erick Fabris's Book Launch (photos). Announcements. Volunteer search. "Rise Up Fight Back," Selected Readings by Don Weitz. "Queen St. Garden" by Toshio Ushiroguchi-Pigott, regarding CAMH Redevelopment Project. Volunteer Search. "You Call Yourself Doctors?" by Anonymous. "MayDay? Doctors Who Can't Wait," by Don Weitz.

October 2011
Vol. 2, No. 3
PSAT wins Heritage Toronto's 2011 Community Heritage Award (photos). Volunteer search. Call for submissions. 100 Wall Tours and counting. Call for submissions. Here's to Alf: In Memorium by Don Weitz. Ten Years Later: PSAT's July anniversary. PSAT presents Erick Fabris's new book, Tranquil Prisons.

June 2011
Vol. 2, No. 2
We came, we saw, we remembered (an invite to the July 24th PSAT AGM). Letters to the editor. Notes from a psychiatric survivor activist. Call for submissions. In memory of a "life unworthy or life".References for historical information. Challenging psychaitry's cheerleaders.

February 2011
Vol. 2, No. 1
Dialogue between psychiatric survivor and ally activists. Notes from a psychiatric survivor activist. A history of deinstitutionalization in Parkdale. The indelible legacy of 999 Queen Street West. Declaration of Principles at the 1982 Tenth Annual International Conference on Human Rights and Psychiatric Oppression held in Toronto.

November 2010
Vol. 1, No. 3
Plaques dedicated to patient built walls at CAMH. The walls have ears. Rising from the Ashes. Mad Pride week.

July/August 2010
Vol. 1, No. 2
Beautiful and bewitching bricks. Archivist Mel Starkman. Eve and psychogeriatrics.

April/May 2010
Vol. 1, No. 1
Introduction to PSAT. Words on the Wall. Archivist Mel Starkman. Phoenix Rising.