This week on No Restraints with Rudy Caseres my guest is Dr. Dan Fisher. Dan is the CEO of the National Empowerment Center which helps organize and develop consumer-run organizations and helps individuals and groups develop knowledge and ability to transform the mental health service system toward a more recovery-oriented and consumer-and-family approach. He is also one of the creators of Emotional CPR (eCPR) which is an educational program designed to teach people to assist others through an emotional crisis. I had the privilege of interviewing Dan inside his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts which is a first for No Restraints. Topics discussed include his critical views on psychiatry, the term “recovery,” forced psychiatric hospitalization, and promoting the Alternatives Conference, which his organization The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery is holding in Washington, DC from July 29th through August 3rd. Even if you don’t agree with all of Dan’s views this interview is worth watching if only to be exposed to different perspectives. I’ll see you next Friday at 12pm PT/ET (sadly, from just my apartment) for a brand new No Restraints with Rudy Caseres. Until then, keep showing your support and tell all your friends!
Because it’s for your own good.