When MindFreedom International began in 1990 in New York City, a number of groups banded together in what we called “Support Coalition.” Even though MFI changed its name, this Support Coalition continues as a project and is crucial to uniting the people power we need to win human rights. 

MFI’s Support Coalition unites a network of Affiliates and Sponsors, as indicated next to the group name. 

An Affiliate in the Support Coalition is like a regional chapter. This local group always uses the name MindFreedom, such as MindFreedom Ireland or MindFreedom Ghana. A Sponsor group is an independent nonprofit or community organization that endorses MFI. 

Sponsors and Affiliates support the mission, goals and guidelines of MFI. Each has a Liaison on the MindFreedom Support Coalition International Advisory Council (IAC), which provides suggestions to the MFI Board about strategy and campaigns.

Thanks much to everyone who has updated this MFI list of current groups. This is only the new start. We want many more Affiliates and Sponsors. For more information, contact David W. Oaks, Aciu! Institute, which is providing consulting: revolution@aciu.info. [Updated Sept. 2020.]


MFI Sponsors and Affiliates

(Grouped by nation in alphabetical order.)



MindFreedom Australia (Affiliate) Victoria, AU australia@mindfreedom.org Alex Chung



MindFreedom Alberta (Affiliate) Calgary, Alberta alberta@mindfreedom.org Contact Name Private
MindFreedom Nelson British Columbia (Affiliate) Nelson, BC nelsonbc(at)mindfreedom.org Bryhre Cormack (they/them)
MindFreedom Vancouver BC  (Affiliate) Vancouver, BC info@mindfreedomvanbc.com Gölök Zoltán Buday
The Friendly Spike Theatre Band (Sponsor) Toronto, Ontario friendlyspike@primus.ca Ruth Ruth



Gruppe Aufbruch (Sponsor) Cologne vp5858@aol.com Vicky Pullen
Yael Elya Institut (Sponsor) Dortmund karin.roth@yael-elya.de  Karin Roth


MindFreedom Ghana (Affiliate) Accra, Ghana ghana@mindfreedom.org Dan Taylor


MindFreedom Ireland (Affiliate) Cork, Ireland ireland@mindfreedom.org Mary Maddock


MindFreedom Japan (Affiliate) Osaka, Japan japan@mindfreedom.org Tsuyoshi Matsuo


Association for Medical and Therapeutic Self-Determination (Sponsor) Amstelveen info@metzelf.nl Mira de Vries



Mad Pride Seoul (Sponsor) Seoul madprideseoul@gmail.com Daeryun Lim



Prestige Transformation, LLC (Sponsor) Taiwan lc1125hope@gmail.com Lillian Chen



Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (Sponsor) Washington, D.C. communications@bazelon.org Jennifer Mathis

Disability Rights International (Sponsor)

Washington, D.C. info@driadvocacy.org Rachel Arnold

The Gesundheit! Institute (Sponsor)

Urbana, IL

To contact, find street address on website

Patch Adams

International Network Toward Alternatives and Recovery (INTAR) (Sponsor)

Fort Wayne, IN pestastny@yahoo.com

Peter Stastny

MindFreedom Colorado (Affiliate)

CO colorado@mindfreedom.org Amy Smith

MindFreedom North Florida (Affiliate)

No. FL nfla@mindfreedom.org Frank Blankenship
MindFreedom New Hampshire (Affiliate) NH nh@mindfreedom.org Wayne Ramsay

MindFreedom Lane County (Affiliate)

Lane County, OR lane@mindfreedom.org Chuck Areford

MindFreedom MidMichigan (Affiliate)

MI midmichigan@mindfreedom.org Loretta Wilson
MindFreedom Oregon (Affiliate) OR oregon@mindfreedom.org David W. Oaks
MindFreedom Portland (Affiliate) Portland, OR mindfreedompdx@gmail.com Mike Hlebechuk

MindFreedom Seattle (Affiliate)

Seattle, WA seattle@mindfreedom.org Dave C.

National Association for Rights Protection & Advocacy (Sponsor)

Huntsville, AL narpa@aol.com Ann Marshall

PsychRights  “Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights)” (Sponsor)

Anchorage, AK jim.gottstein@psychrights.org James Gottstein

Rethinking Psychiatry (Sponsor)

Portland, OR


Rachel Levy

Trauma Healing Project (Sponsor)

Eugene, OR

info@healingattention.org Elaine Walters