Don Weitz on the Founding of Toronto Psych Survivor Group “On Our Own”

In this seven-minute audio clip, long-time Toronto-based anti-psychiatry activist Don Weitz (whose stories are featured in Chapter 5 of Resisting the State: Canadian History Through the Stories of Activists) talks about the founding in 1977 of the first enduring group of, by, and for psychiatric survivors in Ontario. Inspired by an earlier trip to learn about the Mental Patients’ Association in Vancouver, and ultimately named for Judi Chamberlin’s book about non-psychiatric alternatives called On Our Own, the group last for around two decades.

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