NAPA Demonstrates at St. Mary’s – Network Against Psychiatric Assault (1975)

1946-1989, Authority, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Institutions, Occupation, Tactics of Disruption

This is a call to action by the Network Against Psychiatric Assault, to join them in their direct actions against the psychiatric treatment program at St. Mary’s McAuley Neuropsychiatric Institute in San Francisco. In the document, NAPA brings attention to the inhumane and coercive techniques employed at St. Mary’s against patients, some of which include sheeting, sleep therapy, work tasks, among others. Additionally, NAPA has expressed its intent to theatrically demonstrate the sheeting practices of St. Mary’s in front of television cameras to draw awareness to the practice in an act of further resistance.