Solidarite - Pschiatre Inc.Year Published: 1982
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2472
Solidarité - Psychiatrie is an organization of ex-psychiatric patients concerned about their rights and welfare.
Abstract: Solidarité - Psychiatrie is an organization of ex-psychiatric patients concerned about their rights and welfare. It began in May, 1979 and has 200 members. Solidarité denounces the weaknesses, irregularities and injustices in the psychiatric care system. The group does not deny the existence of mental suffering nor does it deny the positive effects of some professionals. However, most of its members deplore the "medicalization" of suffering and the manipulation and power abuses it creates in the family, the community and the psychiatric institution.
Solidarité is organized on an egalitarian model so that members have the opportunity to be both organizers and participants. Solidarité holds daily workshops for its members for the development of various skills. It also has a strong social/recreational component.