News from MindFreedom South Africa

Info News from MindFreedom South Africa Document Actions Print this Here’s some of the news, from latest to oldest, from MindFreedom South Africa. mf-south-africa-news-items News Release: Cape Town Declaration Signed at Robben Island Gateway (Published: Apr 05, 2008 07:26 PM) MindFreedom South Africa issued this news release in March 2008. The Sun City Hypothesis –…

Expert or Shill?

Info Document Actions Print this The New York Times editorial board weighs in on the corruption in the psychiatric industry exposed by recent USA Congressional investigations. Expert or Shill? Date Published: Nov 30, 2008 01:00 AM Author: Editorial Source: The New York Times original article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/30/opinion/30sun2.html The New York Times – Editorial More evidence has…

WHO’s Mental Health Director Calls MindFreedom’s work “remarkable, fair.”

Info The head of the UN’s World Health Organization’s mental health department from 1999 to 2010 was psychiatrist Dr. Benedetto Saraceno in Geneva, Switzerland. In that position, Dr. Saraceno issued a statement about WHO’s work with MindFreedom International and MFI executive director David W. Oaks. Dr. Saraceno’s support has continued in his next position as…

Research Center Tied to Drug Company

Info Document Actions Print this Further reports from The New York Times about how a Congressional investigation revealed that psychiatrist Dr. Joseph Biederman misused the name of his institution — Harvard — to fraudulently promote the massive use of the psychiatric drgus known as neuroleptics or antipsychotics. Research Center Tied to Drug Company Date Published:…

Against his will: Minnesota man fights court-ordered electroshock treatments

Info Document Actions Print this Against his will: Minnesota man fights court-ordered electroshock treatments Date Published: Nov 18, 2008 01:00 AM Author: Jennifer Martin-Romme Source: Zenith City Weekly original article: http://www.zenithcitynews.com/main/art20081118_1.htm “Can you help me?” Those were almost the first words I heard from Samuel (not his real name). “I’m getting shock treatments,” he said.…

Radio Host Has Drug Company Ties

Info Document Actions Print this The New York Times covers the firing of Fred Goodwin and his program The Infinite Mind from National Public Radio because of Dr. Goodwin’s cover-up of psychiatric drug company pay offs. Radio Host Has Drug Company Ties Date Published: Nov 22, 2008 01:00 AM Author: Gardiner Harris Source: The New…

Forced Drugging Defense Package

Info The Forced Drugging Defense Package developed by the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights for the MindFreedom Shield program. You may download a free, non-certified PDF copy of the Forced Drugging Defense Package and a Microsoft Word version of the Forced Drugging Legal Pleadings so that attorneys can adapt them for local use, here: To…

Use of Antipsychotics in Children Is Criticized

Info Document Actions Print this This article in The New York Times details new efforts to regulate the prescribing of antipsychotic drugs (also known as “neuroleptics”) to children. Use of Antipsychotics in Children Is Criticized Date Published: Nov 18, 2008 01:00 AM Author: Gardiner Harris Source: New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/19/health/policy/19fda.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin WASHINGTON — Powerful antipsychotic medicines…