California State University, Northridge Certificate in LGBTQ+ Health

How Can We Fight the Prejudice and Discrimination of Psychiatric Labels?

Raptly watching President Obama’s inaugural address on January 21, I was struck by his acknowledgement – on equal terms – of three stunning civil rights milestones: Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall. The Stonewall Inn, of course, is the gay bar where, in 1969, a police raid sparked several...

The ECT Controversy

Although many believe they have been helped by electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) – in which seizures are electrically induced, usually to treat severe depression – ECT also involves serious risks. In fact, many others believe it has destroyed their lives. The risks – permanent amnesia and...