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The Antipsychiatry Coalition is a nonprofit volunteer group consisting of people who feel we have been harmed by psychiatry — and of our supporters.  We created this website to warn you of the harm routinely inflicted on those who receive psychiatric "treatment" and to promote the democratic ideal of liberty for all law-abiding people that has been abandoned in the U.S.A., Canada, and other supposedly democratic nations.

  • Mental Patients' Liberation: Why? How?
  • To Be a Mental Patient - by Rae Unzicker

  • Does Mental Illness Exist?
  • Schizophrenia: A Nonexistent Disease
  • The Myth of Biological Depression
  • The Myth of Psychiatric Diagnosis
  • Why the Myth of Mental Illness Lives On
  • Psychiatric Drugs: Cure or Quackery?
  • Psychiatry's Electroconvulsive Shock Treatment - A Crime Against Humanity
  • The Brain Butchery Called Psychosurgery
  • The Case Against Psychotherapy
  • Unjustified Psychiatric Commitment in the USA
  • Is Involuntary Commitment for Mental Illness a Violation of Substantive Due Process?
  • Why Psychiatry Should Be Abolished as a Medical Specialty
  • Suicide: A Civil Right
  • Psychiatric Stigma Follows You Everywhere You Go for the Rest of Your Life

    Antipsychiatry News Clips
     Commentary on current news by
    Douglas A. Smith, webmaster of this website
    updated March 26, 2004


  • Why I Never Recommend Psychiatric Medications - by Douglas C. Smith, M.D.
  • On Ritalin and "Hyperactivity Disorder" - Peter R. Breggin, M.D.
  • How Drug Company Money Has Corrupted Psychiatry - Loren R. Mosher, M.D.
  • Unethical Psychiatrists Misrepresent What is Known About Schizophrenia - by Al Siebert, Ph.D.
  • Only You Can Cure Yourself - Ann Lawson
  • Why Mental Patients Should Have the Same Constitutional Rights as Criminals - and Why Involuntary Commitment for "Dangerousness" is Wrong
  • 25 Good Reasons Why Psychiatry Must Be Abolished - by Don Weitz of Toronto, Ontario
  • Notes on Psychiatric Fascism by Don Weitz of Toronto, Ontario
  • The Non-Violence Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi Applied to Psychiatry

  • A Retort to President Bush on Mental Health

  • Mental Health Parity: A Debate - U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone and Antipsychiatry Coalition webmaster Douglas A. Smith debate whether Congress (or state governments) should have laws forcing health insurance companies to pay for psychiatric treatmenft

  • View photographs of demonstrations protesting psychiatry's harmful "therapies" and violations of human rights:

  • May 2, 1998 - Washington, D.C.
  • August 15-17, 1999 - Albany, New York
  • October 9, 1999 - Toronto, Ontario
  • October 23, 1999 - Bethesda, Maryland
  • February 28, 2000 - Sacramento, California
  • July 7 - 15, 2000 - Mad Pride Week in Oregon, New York, & Ontario
  • November 10, 2000 - NARPA conference in Sacramento, California
  • July 22, 2001 - Vancouver, British Columbia
  • May 18, 2003 - San Francisco, California
  • May 4, 2014 - at American Psychiatric Association convention in New York City

  • Why is this young woman using a wheelchair?:  She has tardive dyskinesia - caused by psychiatric drugs.  Read Jenelle's story and a proposal for Jenelle's Law.

  • Legislative News about pending and recent legislation - updated April 9, 2002
  • Notable Quotes - last modified November 21, 2001
  • An Antipsychiatry Reading List


    Book Reviews

  • The Antidepressant Fact Book by Peter R. Breggin, M.D.
  • Reclaiming Our Children by Peter R. Breggin, M.D.
  • Your Drug May Be Your Problem - How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Drugs, by Peter R. Breggin, M.D., & David Cohen, Ph.D.
  • Myths of Madnessby Don D. Jackson, M.D.
  • Pseudoscience in Biological Psychiatry by Colin A. Ross, M.D., Alvin Pam, Ph.D., et al.
  • Therapy's Delusions by Ethan Watters & Richard Ofshe
  • Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel
  • Doctors of Deception: What They Don't Want You To Know About Shock Treatment - by Linda Andre - reviewed by Stefan P. Kruszewski, M.D., a doctor who has administered shock treatment


    Film Review

  • Unlisted - A Story of Schizophrenia (2009/2010) - a new film promoting old myths


    Recommened Videos

    We don't endorse Scientology or its Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) but do recommend you watch these videos, some of which were produced by CCHR:

  • Jeffrey A. Schaler, Ph.D. - psychology professor debunks the concept of mental illness
  • Psychiatrists on psychiatry - Psychiatrists admit psychiatry has no biological tests for mental illness and no cures for mental illness
  • Dr. Peter Breggin on psychiatric drugs
  • Dr. Peter Breggin on "antidepressants"
  • Gwen Olsen former drug sales representative on manipulating doctors & psychiatric drugs making people worse
  • Gwen Olsen - Gwen Olsen's web site with links to her other videos
  • Gwen Olsen: Pharma Not in Business of Health, Healing, Cures, Wellness
  • ABC News 20/20 report on Xanax
  • Australian psychiatrist says what's wrong with psychiatry
  • Psychiatry - a perveted instrument to control YOU? Dr. Szasz and parents on the effects of psychiatric drugs on children
  • Dr Thomas Szasz on Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry is a mental disorder
  • Psychiatry is fake science Rosenhan experiment in early 1970s
  • Truth About Antidepressants & Chemical Imbalance, Psychology
  • Making A Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging Pt 1 (2009)
  • Making A Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging Pt 2 (2009)
  • Making A Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging Pt 3 (2009)


  • Do you have a right to jury trial in psychiatric commitment in your state?- a compendium of psychiatric commitment laws in the USA's 50 states and capitol (District of Columbia)
  • Lawyers - a list of lawyers who have successfully opposed psychiatric oppression
  • Mental Health Professionals - a list of psychiatrists, psychologists, and a neurologist who oppose involuntary psychiatric "treatment"
  • How to contact The Antipsychiatry Coalition    
  • Join the Antipsychiatry Coalition Advertising Campaign! - see radio, magazine, and newspaper advertisements we have run in the past - and run your own


      e-mail from readers of this website
      last modified August 17 2003


      Volunteers needed to distribute pamphlets & articles in U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Australia, Europe, Russia, Central & South America, Africa, and Asia: Please help us make the information on this web site available to people who do not have access to the Internet.  Download articles and pamphlets from this web site and distribute them to people who you think will benefit.

      No Scientologists, please: Anyone joining us will be asked for assurance they are not affiliated with the "Church" of Scientology or its Citizen's Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), which have publicized the harm done by psychiatry but which we want no affiliation with.  This web site does have links to YouTube video critiques of psychiatry by CCHR because these videos are excellent and accurate and worth seeing, but this should not be interpreted as an endorsement of CCHR or Scientology.

      Privacy Statement: This web site does not use cookies, web bugs, scriplets, transparent .GIFs, or any other method of identifying you or learning what you view on the Internet.  When you view this web site, we do not know who you are unless you write us a letter and tell us.    If you write us a letter that is published in The Antipsychiatry Forum that indicates you are a present or former psychiatric "patient," you will be identified only by a first name or initials (or sometimes by a fictitious first name or initial(s) unless you indicate a desire for your full name to be used or we know you have already publicly identified yourself as a present or former psychiatric "patient" - such as in a published article or your own web site.


      OTHER ANTIPSYCHIATRY WEB SITES you may wish to visit include the following:
      National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy
      The Dark Side of Psychiatry
      Benzodiazepines - about the dangers of these drugs
      International Association Against Psychiatric Assault
      The Auntie Psychiatry web site

      StopShrinks.org - web site by antipsychiatry activist Cal Grandy
      ect.org - anti-electroshock web site - by a victim of ECT

      m-power.org - Mental health services consumer group with chapters in Boston, Worcester and Lowell, Massachusetts (Howard Trachtman, webmaster)
      Mad Pride in UK - ex-patient/psychiatric survivor group in the United Kingdom
      MindFreedom - by the Support Coalition, which is the publisher of MindFreedom Journal (formerly named Dendron)

      Thomas S. Szasz, M.D. Cypercenter for Liberty and Responsibility
      Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology
      Dr. Peter Breggin's website

      The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour — weekly interviews of various persons, interviewed by psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin
      Talk with Tenney — by New York psychologist Lauren Tenney, Ph.D.

      Deadly Restraint - A Nationwide Pattern of Death - a series of newspaper articles about deaths of  "patients" in psychiatric "hospitals" in the USA caused by cruel and irresponsible use of physical restraint against them by psychiatrists and associated mental health "professionals."

      Remember Lives
      Ruined by Psychiatry