Why are there so few rights-based institutions and alternatives to psychiatry in Germany? What does it take to change this?
"At the root of these alternatives is a deep commitment to human rights, dignity and non-coercive practices, all of which remain an elusive challenge in traditional mental health systems too heavily reliant on a biomedical paradigm." [From the report of UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health Dainius Pūras, http://undocs.org/A/HRC/44/48]
Despite a history of anti-psychiatric and alternative approaches to psychiatry in Germany spanning more than 30 years, no more than two projects (Krisenzimmer Bochum, Weglaufhaus "Villa Stöckle" Berlin) have been able to establish themselves in the long term.
With a panel event INTAR [International Network for Alternatives and Rights-based Supports] therefore wants to explore the questions:
"Why are there so few rights-based institutions and alternatives to psychiatry in Germany? What does it take to change this?"
We are very pleased to welcome the following guests for this event::
Iris Hölling [Association for Protection against Psychiatric Violence, Board of Directors BOP&P e.V.]
Ute Kraemer [INTAR, Kellerkinder e.V., User/Survivor Research]
Jann Schlimme [Specialist for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Board of Directors German Society for Social Psychiatry]
The Women's Night Café Wildwasser
Michaela Wunsch [Psychoanalytic Library Berlin, b_books]
Ivonne Ludwig [GEWEBO, housing association trans*]
Feminist Health Care Research Group
INTAR’s mission is to identify and promote effective, non-coercive, rights-based alternatives and supports that contribute towards establishing a new paradigm that displaces the biomedical psychiatric system.
INTAR does this by facilitating the networking of psychiatric survivors, advocates, and progressive practitioners around the world who are committed to this goal, by sharing educational resources, research findings, and first-hand experiences with people and organizations who are similarly engaged.