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Voices and Visions from Outside Mental Health

What does it mean to be called "crazy" in a crazy world? Madness Radio: Voices And Visions from Outside Mental Health brings you personal experiences of 'madness' from beyond conventional perspectives and mainstream treatments, and also features authors, advocates, professionals, and artists.

Hosted by Will Hall, who is diagnosed with schizophrenia, Madness Radio was launched in 2005 on Valley Free Radio in Massachusetts and is syndicated nationally on the Pacifica Network. Madness Radio is heard monthly on KBOO the first monday of the month from 11:30am to 12. Will is a leader in the peer recovery movement, a therapist in Portland, has a Diploma from Process Work Institute, and is the director of the support and education community Portland Hearing Voices.

Check out the website archives at www.madnessradio.net to listen online and download more than 100 Madness Radio episodes produced to date. Full hour-long versions of shows heard on KBOO are available. 

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Deconstructing the Medical Model Tomi Gomory

Airs at: Mon, 02/03/2014 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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How does the medical model of psychiatry, which proposes that mental health challenges are biological brain diseases, operate under significant scientific fallacies? Can the assumptions of this model often cause more harm than good? Tomi Gomory, associate professor of socia... Read more

Indian Country Psychology with David Edward Walker

Airs at: Mon, 01/06/2014 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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How does the legacy of colonialism impact American Indian mental health today? Does the Indian Health Service meet the needs of the people on tribal land? How are Native peoples revitalizing cultural traditions to reverse centuries of racism? David Walker, mixed-heritage Ch... Read more

Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness

Airs at: Mon, 12/02/2013 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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​Host Will Hall speaks with Robert Whitaker,  author, "Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America."  Robert Whitaker is also the author of Mad in America, The Mapmaker's Wife and On the Laps of Gods.  He ... Read more

Psychology of Power with David Bedrick

Airs at: Mon, 11/04/2013 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Psychology of Power David Bedrick How does mainstream or "pop" psychology avoid tackling issues of power and social justice, locating problems solely within individuals? Is there a better way to address and make sense of suffering? David Bedrick, counselor, educator, at... Read more

Madness Radio on 09/02/13

Airs at: Mon, 09/02/2013 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Madness Radio on 08/05/13

Airs at: Mon, 08/05/2013 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Benzodiazepine Recovery Matt Samet  Is it possible that your medication can worsen the very symptoms it is supposed to treat? Benzodiazepines, commonly used to treat anxiety and panic, can be extremely addictive, actually increase anxious feelings, and result in horrendous ... Read more

Madness Radio on 07/01/13

Airs at: Mon, 07/01/2013 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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 How can we better understand the behavior of elders experiencing forgetfulness, Alzheimers, and dementia? This episode of Madness Radio explores how to uncover the deeper meaning behind these extreme states, and to support elders to make an end of life transition with dign... Read more

Madness Radio on 06/03/13

Airs at: Mon, 06/03/2013 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Book of Woe - Gary Greenberg Why is the DSM-V, also known as the "Psychiatric Bible," such a controversial publication? What are the political, ethical, economic, and social implications of psychiatry's tendency to label and diagnose every facet of human experience as a men... Read more

Madness Radio on 05/06/13

Airs at: Mon, 05/06/2013 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The Politics of Language - Sera DavidowMental health professionals create psychiatric labels ostensibly to make sense of madness, but at what point do labels shut down understanding and actually damage people experiencing extreme states and emotional distress? On this episo... Read more

Madness Radio on 04/08/13

Airs at: Mon, 04/08/2013 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Host Will Hall speaks with Jacks McNamara, a queer writer, artist, activist, educator, performer, and somatic healing practitioner and founder of the Icarus Project.The Icarus Project is a radical mental health support network, online community, and alternative media projec... Read more