Writing

David actively writes on topics varying from mental health and wellness to environmental issues (and the connections between the two) on his blog called Normalgeddon.

Chapter by David W. Oaks Indicts Coerced Psychiatry

An important new book was published in Spring 2011 by leaders of the World Psychiatric Association, “Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, legal and ethical aspects,” and it looks at the topic of coercion in psychiatry.

One of the chapters, written by David W. Oaks, indicts involuntary psychiatry: “The Moral Imperative for Dialogue with Organizations of Survivors of Coerced Psychiatric Human Rights Violations.”
Sample PDF of the chapter (176 KB)

Online Articles

“Let’s Stop Saying ‘Mental Illness’!”

“Planet Earth Gets Mad Pride!”
Speech given at PsychOut Conference in Toronto, Canada (May 2010) by David Oaks, Former Director, MindFreedom International


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