Photo courtesy of the Oskar Diethelm Library, Weill Cornell Medical College
Repository: Oskar Diethelm Library, Weill Cornell Medical College
Event Title: Patient Perspectives and "Anti-Psychiatry": From Sentiments to Movements
Event Type: Virtual Exhibition
Event Location: Online
Event Date: October 11th — October 18th, 2023
Viewed comprehensively as both an intellectual commentary on mainstream psychiatry and a flurry of real-world organizing against established norms and institutions, anti-psychiatry was nonetheless impactful. The assertions of its founding thinkers constituted a scholarly shake up; and, actors in liberatory movements adapted its principles to suit their own agendas both within and beyond psychiatry. This exhibit draws upon resources from the Oskar Diethelm Library. Largely focused on North America, it explores patient voices in the collection, as well as anti-psychiatry’s origins and 20th century expressions.
View the exhibition here: https://oskardiethelm.omeka.net/exhibits/show/patient-perspectives-and--anti/introduction