Explores the roots of emotional distress and what is labeled as 'mental illness', seeing the roots being within social and political processes. Discusses the role of oppression in the development of emotional distress. Discusses ways to reach distressed persons with compassion, humanity, and dignity. Discusses 'anarcho-psychology' and the emancipatory movement to create a more humane mental health system where people have a voice.
Dr. Dan L. Edmunds is a noted psychotherapist and the Founder of the International Center for Humane Psychiatry, an emancipatory movement for human rights in the mental health system. Dr. Edmunds is Board Certified in Sexual Abuse Issues via the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and a member of the International Society for the Psychosocial Treatment of Psychoses. Dr. Edmunds serves as Professor of Existential Psychology and Religion at European-American University.