Bonnie Burstow is confirmed dead at the age of 74.
Bonnie was best known as a Canadian psychotherapist.
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RT @NYTObits: Bonnie Burstow, a feminist professor and psychotherapist who died at 74, became a prominent voice in a movement tha…
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Bonnie Burstow, Psychotherapist Who Rejected Psychiatry, Dies at 74
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Bonnie Burstow, a feminist professor and psychotherapist who died at 74, became a prominent voice in a movement tha…
Bonnie Burstow, Psychotherapist Who Rejected Psychiatry, Dies at 74 - The New York Times
RT @AnneCooke14: 'A feminist therapist locates the major problems with which women struggle not so much inside them but in-the-world…
RT @AnneCooke14: 'A feminist therapist locates the major problems with which women struggle not so much inside them but in-the-world…
RT @NYTHealth: Bonnie Burstow, a feminist professor and psychotherapist who died at 74, became a prominent voice in a movement tha…
RT @NYTHealth: Bonnie Burstow, a feminist professor and psychotherapist who died at 74, became a prominent voice in a movement tha…
RT @NYTHealth: “We have an absolute pretense of what ‘normal’ is,” Professor Burstow said in a 2018 interview with the BBC. “Peopl…
Bonnie Burstow, a feminist professor and psychotherapist who died at 74, became a prominent voice in a movement tha…
RT @leahida: Obituary: Bonnie Burstow, Psychotherapist Who Rejected Psychiatry
“I think that helped me to become an anarchist later on‚” she once said. “The knowledge that the system is not in y…
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Bonnie Burstow
Born
Bonnie Grower

(1945-03-06)March 6, 1945
DiedJanuary 4, 2020(2020-01-04) (aged 74)
Resting placePardes Chaim Cemetery, Toronto[2]
NationalityCanada
EducationUniversity of Manitoba
University of Toronto
Known forAnti-psychiatry
Scientific career
FieldsEducation
InstitutionsOntario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto
ThesisAuthentic human existence--its nature, its opposite, its meaning for therapy: a rendering of and a response to the position of Jean-Paul Sartre (1982)
Bonnie Burstow (March 6, 1945 – January 4, 2020) was a Canadian psychotherapist, author, and anti-psychiatry scholar. She was a professor in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. In 2016, the University of Toronto launched the Bonnie Burstow Scholarship in Antipsychiatry, which is awarded annually to students at the OISE conducting research in anti-psychiatry. It is the first anti-psychiatry scholarship in the world, and it provoked a controversy regarding academic freedom after it was announced. It was criticized by a mental health activist, who noted in the Huffington Post that the scholarship had been praised by the Canadian division of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, a non-profit organization established by the Church of Scientology. Burstow insists that attempts to connect her to Scientology are "bogus smear tactics". In 2019, she gave $25,000 of her own money to create the Bonnie Burstow Scholarship for Research into Anti-Semitism. She has written several nonfiction books, including Psychiatry And The Business Of Madness (2015), as well as the novels The House On Lippincott (2006) and The Other Mrs. Smith (2017).
Burstow died at the age of 74 on January 4, 2020.
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