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Memorial created 01-18-2010 by
National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery
Judi Chamberlin
October 30 1944 - January 16 2010

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03-03-2013 12:13 AM -- By: Heather Flood,  From:  

08-30-2012 5:39 AM -- By: Tomás,  From: Asturias - Spain  

Your fight and example will be with us for ever

01-16-2012 3:14 PM -- By: Nothando ,  From: England  

I just wanted to say you are still remembered Judi and all the help you gave with my PhD research on blogging within hospice and palliative care. Couldnt have done without you and all the other bloggers who contributed. You are missed.

09-11-2011 7:11 PM -- By: Éva Szeli,  From: Tempe, Arizona  

Judi, it is September 11, 2011.  The world is remembering the terrible tragedy that occurred ten years ago.  I couldn't wrap my mind around it then, and I still can't.  But all day, I have been thinking of you.  We were together in Budapest when it happened, and it is our shared memory that stayed with me. It is your absence in the world today -- ten years later -- that is most real to me.  Peace and love . . .

08-18-2011 4:57 PM -- By: Hélène Grandbois,  From: Quebec, Canada  

 I miss you so much dear Judi. You have been such an inspiration for me and so many others.


02-19-2011 11:28 AM -- By: Bill George,  From: The Netherlands  

Yours was a life well lived in the service of others.

02-17-2011 6:38 AM -- By: Cristy Barsky,  From: Hood River, Oregon  

How wonderful you were, Judi.  As a friend, as an ally.  I learned from you, laughed with you and again, learned some more.  Thank you so much, Sister.

01-27-2011 1:09 PM -- By: Sally Clay,  From: Lake Placid, Florida  

Judi was my supporter and role model at the very beginning of our organization, the Portland Coalition, in 1981. I'll never forget the way she drove up to Maine to join our first demonstration at the local ER. Thanks, Judi.

01-25-2011 4:17 PM -- By: David W. Oaks,  From: Eugene, Oregon  

 Thank you everyone who supported and participated in today's teleconference memorial about Judi Chamberlin. Thank you Judi... You were one of the first I met in our movement in 1976, and 35 years later I will always remember entering the meeting space of Mental Patients Liberation Front in the Vocations For Social Change storefront! Those of you who did not get on the call, but wanted to... don't worry... I hope that everyone keeps in touch, and supports keeping Judi's memory alive. One year later... it's clearer than ever that we -- the mad movement -- need to help keep memories alive. No academic facility has any archive for any mad movement activist, as far as I know -- though Psychiatric Survivors Archives of Toronto has a non-academic archive. In the meantime: If you have an important fact, quote, event related to Judi -- and you have a CITATION to some kind of document, published article, etc. -- then consider adding that to Judi Chamberlin's entry in Wikipedia. Thank you Judi for supporting peaceful PROTEST and ACTIVISM in our movement, which is as needed as never before. Judi, you are remembered! Love, David

David W. Oaks, Director

MindFreedom International

01-24-2011 10:04 AM -- By: Pat Hayes ,  From: Springfield, IL  

01-20-2011 1:35 AM -- By: Kathryn Sampson,  From: Phoenix, Az  

Proud to serve in our movement!

01-19-2011 10:44 PM -- By: Paulina Black,  From: Denver, CO.  

I didn't know Judi, but I just want to say "thank you", for everything that she stood for. My condolences go out to her family from mine.

God Bless,

Paulina Black

Advocate of Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition

01-19-2011 5:48 PM -- By: Sri Dorje Mahatma,  From: many places  

I think it is important that if we choose to honor Judi we must start all over.  This time we must remember all those we have kicked to the curb in the name of our programs and draw them back in. We must train individuals to take their rightful places and provide them with enough education from all our experiences so that they can be sucsessful in the goals they set for themselves and to roll in "the network" we all seem to be so proud of. and most importat we must show each other compassion. And more important we should accept that the overwhelming majority of us never got to speak to her or ever even meet her.  This must be our legacy.  Ohm Ah Hum SoHa

01-19-2011 4:55 PM -- By: Barb,  From: Nebraska  

Thankful for Judi's life and the voice she gave so many of us.

01-19-2011 12:46 PM -- By: Carole Hayes Collier,  From: Syracuse, NY  

Judi and her work will long outlive all of us....I so appreciate the pioneering spirit she brought especially in the beginning of the movement but also throughout her life....she shared wisdom and spawned ideas that helped to move us to even greater heights of accomplishment in the world and in the C/S/X movement.....Carole

01-19-2011 12:21 PM -- By: Matthew Federici,  From: Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery  

 May I and those I work with carry on your message and work Judi to the best of our abilities.

01-19-2011 10:59 AM -- By: Tommy Kim,  From: Korea  

01-18-2011 11:19 PM -- By: lynne olson,  From: arizona  

01-18-2011 10:21 PM -- By: Verna Johnson,  From: Pittsburgh, Pa.  

 A friend told me about Judi's website. I hope to learn more from Judi and others. It is important to learn how to fight together against the stigma that many with mental illness have and still unjustly suffer.  

01-18-2011 4:31 PM -- By: Marvel Boolman,  From: Rockford, Illinois  

Judi is an inspiration to me. I am a person with mental health issues and have been hospitalized lots of times. I also am a Certified Mental Health Recovery Specialist for the state Hospital in Rockford, Illinois. Sometimes i get weary advocating for change in the system and reading of one so willing to fight the fight of good care for people who have mental health problems and peoples' right to pass away at the home they lived in is a powerful message to me and lots of others out there..She lives in the hearts and purposes of others

01-18-2011 1:48 PM -- By: ann reilly,  From: umdnj  

Judy is a great inspiration to all who are trying to take control of their own lives.  She didn't give up.  I hope to be able to follow that example.

01-18-2011 1:44 PM -- By: Ulf-Leo-Erich Kindler,  From: Berlin/Germany (SnowVhite GbR)  


We - SnowVhite GbR and friends wish to honour what Judi did for us all...

May she rest in peace.


01-16-2011 11:19 AM -- By: ,  From:  

 Dear Judi,

I've tried to attach a picture, without any success.  If I could, I would send you a bouquet of iris.

But more importantly. I want you to know that my heart is with you on this day.  You are loved & missed . . .


11-25-2010 10:59 AM -- By: Donna,  From:  

 thinking back to last Thanksgiving in your home. . .the frenzied preparations, the bountiful feast and most of all the wonderful company.......memories that I will treasure always 

09-18-2010 5:06 PM -- By: Erin Haverland,  From:  

I am honored to write my biographical research paper for social welfare history on Judi Chamberlin. This has been very educational.

07-24-2010 9:33 PM -- By: Robert Olcott,  From: New Hampshire  

I applaud those who helped make this a fitting Memorial to Judi

06-23-2010 12:57 PM -- By: Eric Maietta,  From: Boston, Mass  

Back in the 1990s I had the honor to work in the patients' rights movement with Judi.  She was a wonderful person and will be very missed!  Rest in peace, Judi!

06-18-2010 1:24 AM -- By: Cindy Peterson-Dana,  From: New York  

 Hoping Marty and Julie and family are doing ok.  Know this is hardest on those closest to Judi.

Take Good Care.

05-24-2010 3:32 PM -- By: Catherine Johnson,  From: Omaha, NE  

I was doing some reasearch on COPD and came across this wonderful person.  I too have been diagnosed with COPD and her words of encouragement and struggle have definately helped me.  I'm sorry the world no longer has this person to turn to for help.  Thanks for the opportunity to get to know her.

04-18-2010 10:19 AM -- By: Ann Goodwin Burgess,  From: Somerville, MA  

I had the privilege of getting to know Judi over the last year of her life.  I provided "peer" and independence aide type support, so she could keep on living her days as much as possible from home at the twilight of her life.  She was terminally incredible...  She was always as good as anyone, even at the end of her life, at choosing "an experience of being alive."  (Joseph Campbell)...  On a difficult breathing day, I saw her fully alive on Mind Freedom International Board calls...  In her quiet, genuinely humble way, I would learn about her life.  You had to draw things out of her though.  She would easily light up and share moments of history, but if you ever said something like, "It's amazing what one person can do!"  She would say, "Yeah, one person with a lot of help!"  I'm a psychiatric survivor myself, and soon felt, especially that I know you (Judi), I feel more than ever that I must do what I can in this "rights-not-privileges" regard.  Feeling so philosophically similar about how the MH system is and what we would like it to be, I really puzzled about just how to "mind the gap."   Somehow her presence and comraderie with me, her choosing to meet each day, made the "process" of how to choose what to do and when became simple.  At least by April of 2009, I began to sincerely step into the stream wherever I could.  I will continue to learn a great deal about Judi for the next 20 years and beyond.  I always believed she was far more infinite than she realized.  I feel her with me before, during, and after I appear in the world almost daily, as I try to do my part to carry on some of all that she started, just being myself.   At the risk of sounding weird, I realy feel her spirit (very much alive to me), and hope I can help promote her ongoing peace and happiness, even given the obvious absence of her physical body.  Indeed, her practical, vastly preferred way of being "celebrated" was and is to have the work of empowerment and full citizenship of psychiatric survivors to go on and on, pursued sincerely and tirelessly beyond the finish line.   I, Ann, believe that to have been Judi's friend, is to be infinitely lucky.  I'm living as if it "makes sense" to say thank you for this friendship and the mysterious "in-between space" that has allowed me to feel so much more genuinely pushed by inspiration and into more purpose and meaning for my own life.   About 10 days before she died, something odd happened that at least allowed me to tell her that I loved her and she was one of my most immediate heroes. 


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