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Highlander, Tipper and YOU

Read the Highlander Statement of Concern and Call to Action

March 25, 2000

Because Tipper Gore has made mental health her special issue, and because she has shown through numerous public activities -- including the White House conference in June 1999 -- that she does not respect our right to speak for ourselves, we have decided that we will demonstrate at her public appearances to make clear that millions of American citizens labeled with "mental illness" and our supporters will not tolerate being marginalized, scapegoated, demonized and subjected to increasing amounts of forcible treatment.

As an initial sign of acknowledging our concerns, we ask Tipper Gore to affirm the first core principle of the President's National Council on Disability Report, "Forced drugging and inpatient and outpatient commitment should be viewed as inherently suspect, because they are incompatible with the principle of self-determination." Where does Tipper Gore stand on this? We ask everyone who supports human rights in the "mental health" system to join us.

What can you do?

Write a letter to Tipper Gore

Where is Tipper today?  Can you be there too?

Read The Letter From the Birmingham Jail
by Martin Luther King

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ZIP and ZAP at Highlander

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From Privileges to Rights: People Labeled with Psychiatric Disabilities Speak for Themselves (NCD Report)

The MadNation Response
The Third Barrier: People with Psychiatric Disabilities Complete the Surgeon Generalís Report

Warning: Treatment Advocacy Center is a Source of Inaccurate and Misleading Information 

Involuntary Outpatient Commitment

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April 2000

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Kyra Kazantzis, Directing Attorney and Sara Cohen,Staff Attorney Mental Health Advocacy Project

Criminalization of the Mentally Ill
Virginia Aldige Hiday

A selection from: A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health: Social Contexts, Theories, and Systems Edited by ALLAN V. HORWITZ and TERESA L. SCHEID copyright Cambridge University Press 1999

What was the Highlander Meeting All About

Vicki's Take on Highlander

MadNation's Brief Take on ABC's Wonderland Series

Support Coalition International Writes to Wonderland Producer Urging Him Not to Cave to NAMI

The Highlander Statement of Concern and Call to Action

Letter from the Birmingham Jail by Dr. Martin Luther King


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If It Isn't Voluntary, It Isn't Treatment

If it Pays for Force, It Isn't Parity

PACT, ACT, and Coercion

Selling Coercion to Ann Landers

Connecting the Dots: Understanding The Family Movement

Jaffe Addresses the NAMI 1999 Convention

The Doody Diaries or 9 Days in the Life of E. Fuller Torrey

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