History: The Ex-Patient/Survivor Movement

From Asylums to Recovery

Madness network News Catalogue

Madness Network News (MNN) began as a San Francisco Bay area newsletter in 1972 and then evolved into a quarterly newspaper whose readership extended to a national as well as an international audience. MNN became, in essence, the voice and networking center for the “Mental Patient Liberation Movement” in the United States, unapologetically advocating for the full human dignity, self-expression and civil rights of people diagnosed and labeled as mentally ill.