Israeli Court: No Forced Electroshock

Info Israeli District Court Judge, Gidon Ginat, rules that electroshock treatments will not be administered against the patient’s will, including not during forced hospitalization in a closed ward of a psychiatric hospital. The judge cited patients not receiving adequate legal representation, as well as potential problems with how they determine a person to be “dangerous,”…

ISEPP Conference to Focus on Children and Adolescents

Info This November, the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry will host its 16th Annual Conference in Greensboro, NC. This year’s focus is “Rethinking Mental Health Care for Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based and Experience-Based Alternatives to the Medical Model.” 16th Annual Conference for the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry November 1-3, 2013Greensboro,…

NARPA 2013… Just Around the Corner!

Info For 31 years, the National Association for Rights, Protection and Advocacy has provided an educational conference with inspiring keynoters and outstanding workshops. It’s a great opportunity to learn from one another and come together as a community committed to social justice for people with psychiatric labels. You won’t want to miss it! NARPA 2013September…

NARPA Annual Rights Conference 2013

Info For 31 years, NARPA has provided an educational conference with inspiring keynoters and outstanding workshops. It’s a great opportunity to learn from one another and come together as a community committed to social justice for people with psychiatric labels. What Conference When Sep 26, 2013 12:00 AM to Sep 28, 2013 11:55 PM Where…

The Open Paradigm Project: MindFreedom International embraces the work of filmmaker

Info The Open Paradigm Project: Testimonials of Hope From People who Rejected Psychiatric Diagnoses Michael Therrien, Jr., one of many interviews These stories coincide with the American Psychiatric Association’s rollout of its latest revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). In light of National Institute of Mental Health director Thomas Insel’s…

ACTION ALERT to Free Alison Hymes!

Info Free Alison Hymes From Western State Hospital…We were asked to post the following updated alert for Alison by her friend, Frank. Please address any questions you may have directly to Frank at: nfla@mindfreedom.org.   Alison Hymes Updated 1/31/15 MindFreedom is saddened to learn about Alison’s continued problems and we hope she can overcome them.…