MindFreedom board member Judi Chamberlin has entered hospice care and continues her energetic activism.

Judi Chamberlin

3 February 2009

Dear MindFreedom members,

As some of you may know, MindFreedom board member and long-time “mad movement” heroine Judi Chamberlin has had severe health problems for many years.

Late last year Judi investigated getting a lung transplant but that turned out to be impossible because of her health issues.

Judi Chamberlin decided to enter a home hospice care program.

She, we, everyone hopes she is one of those fortunate folks who survive hospice and live for many years and many decades to come. But she has now publicly stated that she agrees with her doctor that she does not “have a very long life expectancy.”

Judi had originally asked that only people who knew her personally be informed about her situation.

But I talked to Judi on the phone today and she has decided to become a public activist and communicator – in her own powerful way — for hospice patients, too!

Judi has launched a public blog and is discussing her hospice experiences. She is an author and a great writer, so it’s especially effective.

She would like everyone in the movement to change the mental health system who is interested to know about her blog.

You can always find Judi’s blog just by “Googling” these six words:

    judi life as a hospice patient

It’s the very first entry that comes up.

Or go directly to her blog web address here:


Judi likes that a bunch of people have registered to ‘follow’ her new blog already.

Please feel free to spread the word, since Judi has said this news is now public.

And we’re all sending love and positive support to Judi!

In support,


David W. Oaks, Director
MindFreedom International
Mind Your Freedom

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