Dr. Seth Farber is a writer, social critic, dissident psychologist (he received his doctorate in 1984), visionary, activist (in the human rights, Green and anti-war movements -- and a supporter of animal rights) and co-founder of the Network Against Coercive Psychiatry (1988). His newest book is The Spiritual Gift of Madness: The Failure of Psychiatry and the Rise of the Mad Pride Movement. Dr Farber has had four books published previously, including a book on Jewish critics of Israel, and numerous essays and articles. A critic of the mental health system, he's been a guest on many television and radio shows. His first book Madness, Heresy and the Rumor of Angels: The Revolt Against the Mental Health System contained a foreword by Thomas Szasz. The publication of his memoir Lunching with Lunatics: Adventures of a Renegade Psychologist has been postponed until the time is propitious. Dr Farber is also an editor of the pioneering scholarly review The Journal of Mind and Behavior.
During the middle two hours, dissident psychologist Dr. Seth Farber discussed how the Mad Pride movement developed in the last ten years, and Paul Levy, who had a spiritual awakening that was labeled mental illness, joined the conversation.