The Friendly Spike Theatre Band
Since 1989 Friendly Spike has staged community productions by and about the survivor/mad/disability communities. Participation by members of the community portrayed is central to our mandate of inclusion. Toronto, Canada
Listen to Ruth (Ruth) Stackhouse, founding director of the Friendly Spike talk about where her journey in life has taken her:
Higher education, learning accessibility, and mental health: A Conversation with Professor Joyce Tsui – Crazy Making
In this episode I speak with Joyce Tsui. Joyce is a nursing professor in the School of Community and Health Studies at Centennial College, and a PhD candidate at York University in Toronto, Canada. Her clinical background is in the area of gerontological nursing. She's worked in the long-term care sector as a Unit Leader and Nurse Classifier with the Ontario Ministry of Health and long-term care and Behavioural Support Outreach nurse, and an interprofessional nurse educator. Her current doctoral research examines the academic accommodation process in Higher Learning institutions while interrogating practices of the medicalization of mental health challenges. In other words what Joyce's work will unearth is the ways in which college and university students become forced into medical categories and labels primarily psychiatric in order to be considered for academic accommodations in their respective school programs.