Not surprisingly, the treatment industry has tried to erode these protections. As a result, there is now an to preserve the integrity of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The campaign was spearheaded by Tina Minkowitz of the Center for Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry, chrusp.org.
If you haven't found this website yet, it's time. https://absoluteprohibition.org/ It's loaded with a rich array of materials and resources from activists workwide who oppose psychiatric force and coercion. Here is a sampling of what you can find there:
- You can learn about the CRPD (https://absoluteprohibition.org/useful-references/) and the international laws, rulings and efforts that prohibit or oppose psychiatric coercion and force. https://absoluteprohibition.org/2016/01/19/introducing-the-campaign-call-to-action/
- You can read papers and essays from activists worldwide who oppose psychiatric coercion and force. https://absoluteprohibition.org/ and https://absoluteprohibition.org/new-work-in-absolute-prohibition/
- You can view the growing collection of survivor art about the damage of psychiatric force and coercion. https://absoluteprohibition.org/art-for-absolute-prohibition/. There's also a call for more art if you have some you'd like to share some of your own. https://absoluteprohibition.org/2016/01/20/artists-wanted/
- There's a list of promising 'mental health alternatives' that respect human rights. https://absoluteprohibition.org/alternative-ways-of-thinking/