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Anderson, J., Sapey, B. & Spandler, H. (2012) Distress or Disability? Proceedings of a symposium held at Lancaster University, 15-16 November 2011. Centre of Disability Research, Lancaster.
Barker, P., Campbell, P., & Davidson, B. (Eds.). (1999). From the Ashes of Experience: Reflections on Madness, Survival and Growth. London: Whurr Publishers.
Ben-Moshe, L., Chapman, C., & Carey, A.C. (Eds.). (2014). Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Ellerby, M. (2007) The Stages of Schizophrenia – Parts I-IV.
Fanon, F. ( 1972). Black Skin White Masks. London: Granada Publishing Limited.
Fernando, S. (2010). Mental Health, Race and Culture (3rd ed.). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
LeFrancois, B.A., Menzies, R.J., Reaume, G. (2013) Mad Matters: a critical reader in Canadian mad studies. Canadian Scholars’ Press, Toronto.
LeFrançois, B.A., Diamond, S. (2014) Psychiatry Disrupted: Theorizing Resistance and Crafting the (R)Evolution. McGill-Queen’s University Press, Montréal.
Orr, J. (2006) Panic Diaries: A Genealogy of Panic Disorder. Duke University Press: Durham.
Price, M. (2013) Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life. University of Michigan Press.
Read, J. & Reynolds, J. (1996), Speaking Our Minds: An Anthology of Personal Experiences of Mental Distress and its Consequences. Houndmills, New York: Macmillan.
Spandler, H., Anderson, J. & Sapey, B. (2015) Madness, Distress and the Politics of Disablement. Policy Press.
Graby, S. (2015) Neurodiversity: bridging the gap between the Disabled People’s Movement and the Mental Health System Survivors’ Movement? in H. Spandler, J. Anderson & B. Sapey (eds) Madness, Distress and the Politics of Disablement. Policy Press.
Jones, N., Harrison, J., Aguiar, R., Munro, L. (2014). Transforming Research for Transformative Change in Mental Health: Toward the Future. In Geoffrey Nelson, Bret Kloos, and Jose Ornelas (eds.) Community Psychology and Community Mental Health: Towards Transformative Change.
LeFrançois, B.A. (2014). Voluntary commitment. In A. Scull (Ed.). Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness: An A-to-Z Guide (pp947-950). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
Menzies, R., LeFrançois, B., Reaume, G. (2013) ‘Introducing Mad Studies‘ in LeFrancois, B.A., Menzies, R.J., Reaume, G. (eds) Mad Matters: a critical reader in Canadian mad studies. Canadian Scholars’ Press, Toronto.
Trevedi, P. (2010) A Recovery Approach in Mental Health Services: Transformation, Tokenism or Tyranny? Voices of experience: Narratives of mental health survivors.
Voronka, J. (2008) ‘Removing Forward‘ in Decolonizing Spaces.
Special Issues of Journals
Howell, A. & Voronka, J. (eds.) (2012) Special Issue: The Politics of Resilience and Recovery in Mental Health Care. Studies of Social Justice 6 (1).
LeFrançois, B.A. and Coppock, V. (2014). Psychiatrised Children and their Rights: Global Perspectives. Children & Society, 28 (3).
Mills, C. and Fernando, S. (2014) Globalising Mental Health or Pathologising the Global South? Mapping the Ethics, Theory and Practice of Global Mental Health. Disability and the Global South 1(2).
Ostrander, N. & Henderson, B. (eds.) Special Issue: Disability and Madness. Disability Studies Quarterly 33 (1)
Bonnington, O., & Rose, D. (2014). Exploring stigmatisation among people diagnosed with either bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder: A critical realist analysis. Social Science & Medicine, 123, 7-17.
Bruce, L.M.J. (2012). “The People Inside My Head, too”: madness, black womanhood, and the radical performance of Lauryn Hill. African American Review.
Daley, A., Costa, L. & Ross, L. (2012). (W)righting women: constructions of gender, sexuality and race in the psychiatric chart. Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care, 14 (8), 955-969.
Fernando, S. (2006) Stigma, Racism and power. Aotearoa Ethnic Network Journal 1 (1).
Holley, L.C., Stromwall, L.K., Bashor, K.E. (2012). Reconceptualizing Stigma: Toward a Critical Anti-Oppression Paradigm. Stigma Research and Action, 2 (2).
LeFrançois, B.A. and Diamond, S. (2014). Queering the sociology of diagnosis: Children and the constituting of mentally ill subjects. Critical Anti-Oppressive Social Inquiry, 1, 39-61.
LeFrançois, B.A. (2013). The psychiatrization of our children or, an auto- ethnographic narrative of perpetuating First Nations genocide through ‘benevolent’ institutions. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society 2 (1).
LeFrançois, B.A. (2013). Queering child and adolescent mental health services: The subversion of heteronormativity in practice. Children & Society 27 (1): 1-12.
McWade, B., Milton, D. & Beresford, P. (2015) Mad Studies and Neurodiversity: a dialogue. Disability & Society 30 (2): 305-309.
Russo, J. & Beresford, P. (2015). Between exclusion and colonisation: seeking a place for mad people’s knowledge in academia. Disability & Society 30 (1): 153-157.
van Daalen-Smith, C., Adam, S., Breggin, P. and LeFrançois, B.A. (2014). The utmost discretion: How presumed prudence leaves children susceptible to electroshock. Children & Society, 28: 205-217.
Voronka, J., Wise Harris, D., Grant, J., Komaroff, J., Boyle, D., & Kennedy, A. (2014). Un/helpful help and its discontents: peer researchers paying attention to street life narratives to inform social work policy and practice. Social Work in Mental Health 12 (3), 249-279.
Voronka, J. (2007) Making Bipolar Britney: Proliferating psychiatric diagnoses through tabloid media. Radical Psychology 7 (2).
Wolframe, P.A. (2013) The Madwoman in the Academy, or, Revealing the Invisible Straightjacket: Theorizing and Teaching Saneism and Sane Privilege. Disability Studies Quarterly 33(1).
Psychiatric Disabilities Anti-violence Coalition (2015) Clearing a Path: A Psychiatric Survivor Anti-Violence Framework. Toronto.
Mental Health “Recovery” Study Working Group (2009) Mental Health “Recovery”: Users and Refusers. Toronto: Wellesley Institute.
Andrew Robert’s website is an amazing resource on the history of mental health
Centre for the Study of Gender, Social Inequities and Mental Health, Simon Fraser University, Canada
The Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (CHRUSP) provides strategic leadership in human rights advocacy, implementation and monitoring relevant to people experiencing (or labeled with) madness, mental health problems or trauma.
The Empowerment Council is a voice for clients/survivors and ex-clients of mental health and addiction services in Canada.
The History of Madness in Canada – a permanent, public Canadian website, created to enhance critical thinking, heritage preservation and historical research in the fields of psychiatric medicine and mental health.
Madness Network News – a full archive of this US ex-mental patient movement’s newsletter
Mad Socius website devoted to schizoanalysis
Mental Health and Survivors’ Movements and Context – The Survivors History Group was founded in April 2005 value and celebrate the contribution that mental health service users/survivors have made and are making to history.
Oor Mad History – Scotland based community history project
Our Consumer Place – Australia
Dina’s Blog on Asylum, the Interntaional Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry
Iva Cheung: Sanism and the language of mental illness
@TheMadvocates – Toronto based anti-oppressive thinktank of psychiatric survivors and Mad people on Twitter
Mars Project – A blog dedicated to the production of a documentary film based on the life of Khari “Conspiracy” Stewart.
Dolly Sen‘s blog on Disability Arts Online