Please see the following testimonies of forced psychiatric treatment from Southern Californians:

  • Please click here for Emily Sheera’s testimony of experiencing forced psychiatric treatment and finding solidarity in the psychiatric survivors’ community.
  • Please click here for Brooke West’s story of choosing her own path to a meaningful life and finding recovery through yoga.
  • Please click here for Dante’s Cure: A Journey Out of Madness, a book written by Dr. Daniel Doorman, a professor of psychiatry at UCLA, about his patient Catherine Penney, who recovered from schizophrenia without forced or coerced medication. Catherine Penney is now a psychiatric nurse and mental health human rights advocate in Riverside County.
  • Please click here for books written by Ty Colbert, a clinical psychologist in Orange County, about the importance of a humanistic, compassionate approach to mental health.

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