Irit Shimrat describes herself as an escaped lunatic who has survived various psychiatric diagnoses, many hospitalizations and an equal number of incidents of forced psychiatric treatment. She is the author of Call Me Crazy: Stories from the Mad Movement (Vancouver: Press Gang Publishers, 1997) and of two CBC Ideas radio shows criticizing psychiatry (1991 and 1992). In 1990 she co-founded the Ontario Psychiatric Survivors' Alliance. She is currently working on several writing projects.
- Ethics of Mental Health Treatment: What If Psychiatry Is Completely Nuts?, a talk given in March 2015 at Simon Fraser University, in British Columbia, Canada.
- Phoenix Rising Online, The Voice of the Psychiatrized - 1980 - 1990 (from the Psychiatric Survivor Archives of Toronto)
- Freedom – Irit Shimrat’s keynote talk delivered February 1998 at the Alternatives '98 conference in Long Beach, California, and in March 1998 to the [Second Opinion Society[(http://www.second-opinion.ca/), an antipsychiatry group in Whitehorse, Yukon.
- "Allies" -- an editorial from The Networker, from the Spring 2016 issue of The Networker, a publication of the West Coast Mental Health Network (Vancouver)