National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

Lauren J. Tenney, PhD, M Phil, MPA

Lauren Tenney, PhD, is a psychiatric survivor and activist first involuntarily committed at age 15. She is an Adjunct Lecturer at the College of Staten Island, CUNY, and completing a dissertation (de)VOICED, in the PhD Program in Environmental Psychology at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her work aims to expose the institutional corruption which is a source of profit for organized psychiatry, and to abolish state sponsored human rights violations, such as murder, torture and slavery.

Lauren  has been involved with the user and survivor movement since 1992. Her goal is to help stop forced psychiatric procedures, detainment, and confinement, human rights violations, psychiatric abuse and torture. Of particular concern are the elimination of forced electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) on people of all ages, but particularly children and senior citizens, forced drugging, restraints, seclusion, behavioral interventions, and coercion of any kind. Lauren is coordinating The Opal Project, an outcome of participatory action research she coordinated for field research at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

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