Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry
Edited by Peter Stastny and Peter Lehmann
"The book highlights alternatives beyond psychiatry, current possibilities for self-help for individuals experiencing madness, and strategies toward implementing humane treatment.
Sixty-one authors– (ex-) users and survivors of psychiatry, therapists, psychiatrists, lawyers, social scientists and relatives from all five continents– report about their alternative work, their objectives and successes, and their individual and collective experiences.
These are some of the questions, which are addressed by the authours: What helps me if I go mad? How can I find trustworthy help for a relative or a friend in need? How can I protect myself from coercive treatment? As a family member or friend, how can I help? What should I do if I can no longer bear to work in the mental health field? What are the alternatives to psychiatry? How can I get involved in creating alternatives? Assuming psychiatry would be abolished, what do you propose instead?"
-Excerpt from Peter Lehmann Publishing