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27 year-old Beth, totally blind from a gunshot wound she suffered at 17,
and deeply committed to the Antipsychiatry movement after witnessing her
first girlfriend's life ruined by the mental health system, is with her
comrades in the Mad Panther Party, a radical organization
opposed to psychiatry in all its toxic manifestations, for their first
street confrontation with the "American Alliance for the Mentally Ill,"
whose resemblance to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (formerly
the "National Alliance for the Mentally Ill") may or may not be totally
The fight with the drunk priest was inspired by an experience the author
had when he foolishly went alone to protest a similar "candlelight
vigil for the mentally ill" in Cleveland in 1997.
Rocky is Beth's dog guide. Haleh (pronounced "Holly,") was Beth's first
girlfriend, a student from Iran who was poisoned with antipsychotic
drugs. Fred is co-founder with Beth, of the new Northern Ohio branch
of the Mad Panthers, Marty is a guy whose twin sons were legally
kidnapped by thugs from Family Services because wouldn't agree to their
being poisoned, and Andrew is a psychiatric victim who joined when he
saw a flyer the Mad Panthers had posted in the park the previous night.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL NEED AN AUDIO HEADSET OR SPEAKERS.
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