Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America, spoke in Portland Oregon August 19 2010, at events sponsored by Portland Hearing Voices and co-sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Portland, Empowerment Initiatives, and the National Association of Social Workers – Oregon Mental Health Network.
More than 250 people attended the standing-room only talk at Powell’s Books; some 65 people were at the afternoon seminar “Ethical Medication Policy In Clinical Settings,” and more than 30 at the morning forum for people with mental health diagnosis, “Medications and the Recovery Movement.” Will Hall introduced Whitaker at Powells and spoke at the other events,and Myriam Rahman, therapist and Portland Hearing Voices trainer, as well as recovery movement leaders Laura Van Tosh and Mike Hlebechuk, were also speakers.
Listen to the audio recording of Whitaker and Will Hall at Powell’s here:
Listen to the audio of Whitaker, Will Hall, and Myriam Rahman at the MedicationEthics seminar here:
You can watch the video of Whitaker’s talk at Powell’s Books here: