May 15: The Myth of Mental Illness: Thomas Szasz and Antipsychiatry
The Myth of Mental Illness: Thomas Szasz and Antipsychiatry
Sunday, May 15
Le Rhizome, 1800 Létourneux (coin Lafontaine, métro Pie IX), Montréal
Wheelchair accessible (please get in touch with the organizers for more details)
This event is in French
Presentation of the theory of Thomas Szasz on antipyschiatry and the ways in which the
concept of “mental illness” has been used throughout history to stigmatized the marginalized
of society. How the pharmatocracy has supported racial, social and political profiling, sexism
and homophobia. Analysis of the social and financial interests behind this pseudo-science.
Discussion on the repercussions of coercive internment.