Informed Choice Resources

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Video Resources by Topic


The Dirty Science of the Mental Health Industry – UCLA Professor David Cohen, PhD (2020)

Improving Mental Health Services – Sami Timimi (2019)

Mental Illness: Five Hard Questions – Guest Lecture by Professor Nikolas Rose (2013)

A Manifesto for Mental Health and Wellbeing – Peter Kinderman, British Psychological Society (2020)

The Origins of the DSM – Dr. James Davies (2015)


Beyond Psychiatric Diagnosis – Dr. Lucy Johnstone (2019)

Towards an Inclusive Psychology – do Labels and Diagnoses Help or Hinder? – Peter Kinderman (2016) 

Why Mental Health Diagnoses Don’t Work – Dr. Lucy Johnstone (2020)

Why We Are Wrong About Mental Health – Dr. Lucy Johnstone (2019) 

Psychiatric Drugs

Questioning Diagnosis and Standard Treatment Approaches – Dr. Joanna Moncrieff (2019)

The Myth of the Chemical Cure: The Politics of Psychiatric Drug Treatment – Dr. Joanna Moncrieff (2013)

The Myth of the Chemical Cure: How and Why We Misunderstand Psychiatric Medicine  – Dr. Joanna Moncrieff (2018)

The Myth of the Chemical Cure: Exploring the Real Nature of Psychiatric Drugs and the Consequences of their use – Dr. Joanna Moncrieff (2018)

The Number of People Who Got and Stayed Better on Antidepressants Was Absolutely Miniscule – Dr. Joanna Moncrieff (2019)

Psychiatric Drugs are Psychoactive – Like Alcohol and Street Drugs – David Cohen, PhD (2020)

Research Suggests We shouldn’t Be Using Antipsychotics: Dr. Peter Gotzsche, M.D. (2020)

Antidepressant Withdrawal – Professor John Read (2018)

Withdrawal from Psych Drugs – David Cohen, PhD (2020)

Prescription Medication Dependence Professor John Read (2019)

Anticolonial Antiracist Critique 

Making it Count: Assessing the Impact of the Decade for People of African Descent on Policy in NS – Chair Dr. OmiSoore Dryden (2020)

Community Zoom Talk – Dr. OmiSoore Dryden  (2020)

Psychosis and Institutional Racism – Professor Suman Fernando (2018) 

Racism and Mental Health – Professor Suman Fernando and Hári Sewell (2020)

History and Background of Psychiatry – Professor Suman Fernando (2020) 

Environmental Racism & Social Determinants of Health – Dr. Ingrid Waldron (2021)

Decolonising Psychiatric Research: An Agenda for Change – Professor Suman Fernando (2021) 

Historical Trauma, Therapy Culture, and the Indigenous Boarding School Legacy – Joseph P. Gone, PhD (2015)

When Healing Looks like Justice – Joseph P. Gone, PhD (2019)

Economies of Influence

Psychiatry Under the Influence, Institutional Corruption – Robert Whitaker & Lisa Cosgrove (2020)

Psychiatry and the Business of Madness – Dr. Bonnie Burstow (2016) 

Psychiatry & Big Pharma: Exposed – James Davies, PhD (2019) 

Non-Pathologizing Approaches to Human Distress and Difference

We Keep Each Other Safe: Mutual Aid for Survival and Solidarity  –Dean Spade in conversation with Mariame Kaba and Ejeris Dixon (2020)

ABC’s of Self Care – Indigenous Youth Wellness (2016)

The Healing Justice Framework (HJ) Rooted in Racial Justice, Disability Justice, and Economic Justice – The Fireweed Collective Webinars

Radical Belonging and the Politics of Health – Dr. Lindo Bacon on the Appetite podcast (2020)

Power Threat Meaning Framework – Dr. Lucy Johnstone (2018)

Collaborative-Dialogic Approach

Open Dialogue Approach to Psychosis – Dr. Jaakko Seikkula (2011)

HEALING HOMES: recovery from psychosis without medication (film) – Daniel Mackler (2014)

GENDER AND DIVERSITY: Acknowledging a community as an expert – Rocio Chaveste, PhD (2017)

Relational Play – Saliha Bava (2019)

Indigenous Approaches to Well-Being and Distress

Therapeutic Nations: Indigenous Healing in Times of a Pandemic – Dr. Dian Million (2020)

Listening for Stories of Resistance – Dr. Catherine Richardson (2014)

Non-Pathologizing Crisis & Suicide Approaches

Queering Suicidology – Ian Marsh (2015)

Rethinking Suicide Prevention – Jennifer White (Mad in America Podcast) (2020)

Radical presence – Sheila McNamee (Abup talks) (2015)

Psychosis/Hearing Voices

Beyond Possible: How the Hearing Voices Approach Transforms Lives – Open Excellence (2020)

Mad World: Psychiatry, Abolition, and New Horizons – Elliot Fukui (2020)