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Airs at: Mon, 05/07/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Every 1st Monday 11:30am to 12:00pm.

Voices and Visions from Outside Mental Health

What does it mean to be called "crazy" in a crazy world? Madness Radio: Voices And Visions from Outside Mental Health brings you personal experiences of 'madness' from beyond conventional perspectives and mainstream treatments, and also features authors, advocates, professionals, and artists.

Hosted by Will Hall, who is diagnosed with schizophrenia, Madness Radio was launched in 2005 on Valley Free Radio in Massachusetts and is syndicated nationally on the Pacifica Network. Madness Radio is heard monthly on KBOO the first monday of the month from 11:30am to 12. Will is a leader in the peer recovery movement, a therapist in Portland, has a Diploma from Process Work Institute, and is the director of the support and education community Portland Hearing Voices.

Check out the website archives at www.madnessradio.net to listen online and download more than 100 Madness Radio episodes produced to date. Full hour-long versions of shows heard on KBOO are available. 

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Healing Veterans: Paula Caplan

Airs at: Mon, 04/02/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  How can we truly help combat veterans facing the aftermath of war? Is veteran trauma a sign of mental illness, or a healthy response to violent situations? Are medications and therapy the answer? Paula Caplan, author of When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home: How All of... Read more

Girls Like Me by Nina Packebush

Airs at: Mon, 03/05/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  What’s it like to be a teenager in a psychiatric hospital? What is it like to be a queer pregnant teenager? Is it true that friends do make the best medicine? Nina Packebush explores these questions and more in her groundbreaking debut young adult novel, Girls Like Me. N... Read more

Madness Radio on 02/05/18

Airs at: Mon, 02/05/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The ​Legacy of RD Laing

Airs at: Mon, 02/05/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Is breakdown really breakthrough? Should unhappy people be made to adjust to a mad society? Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing made a huge cultural impact, shaping the psychiatric survivor movement and offering a psychological critique of social conventions in a time of th... Read more

Crazywise

Airs at: Mon, 12/04/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Is madness breakdown or initiation into a spiritual calling? Crazywise is a new documentary film that explores the meaning of psychosis from the perspective of traditional cultures and shamanism. Phil Borges is an award winning photographer and filmmaker whose work has a... Read more

Borderline Trauma: Rita Marshall

Airs at: Mon, 11/06/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Why are so many trauma survivors, especially women, diagnosed “borderline?” Is the label useful — or sexist and degrading? How can people who live through intergenerational violence be understood and supported — instead of discounted and silenced? Rita Marshall, human r... Read more

Sangoma Healing Through the Ways of the Ancestors

Airs at: Mon, 10/02/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  How can seeing visions and hearing voices be transformed into a spiritual gift for healing? What does the initiation ordeal into becoming a shaman involve? Gogo Ekhaya Esima was diagnosed with psychosis and confined in psychiatric hospitals before she became an initiated... Read more

Madness Radio on 08/07/17

Airs at: Mon, 08/07/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Hearing Voices: Lisa Forestell

Airs at: Mon, 08/07/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  What is it like to hear voices? Are all voices harmful or can they also be helpers? What does voice hearing say about the human mind - and the society we live in? And how can we support people who hear voices? Lisa Forestell has heard voices since she was a child. She is... Read more

Transmuting Historical Trauma

Airs at: Mon, 07/03/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  What if psychotic experiences express historical and intergenerational trauma? Does one person’s emotional crisis reach beyond their own individual mind? Could synchronicities and meaningful coincidences guide recovery instead of just being “symptoms”? Naas Siddiqui, a ... Read more