Letter to editor of Valley Courier by Mary Van Pelt

Info MindFreedom member Mary Van Pelt successfully submitted this leter to the editor for publication, about changing the mental health system. Original letter published here: http://www.alamosanews.com/V2_news_articles.php?heading=0&page=&story_id=7364 Below is the text: Valley Courier, Alamosa, Colorado May 9, 2008 May is Mental Health Awareness Month by Mary Van Pelt Seven years ago I experienced job discrimination based…

New York Times Covers Mad Pride!

Info The 11 May 2008 New York Times published an article about the global Mad Pride movement, including spotlighting MindFreedom International, and several sponsor groups in the MindFreedom coalition. Mad Pride celebrates the international movement for creative maladjustment! Bonkersfest in UK is one of the largest Mad Pride events, attracting 3,000 people. For original NY…

Bernard M. Coelho, MD: Ray Sandford’s electroshock doctor

Ray says that the psychiatrist who directly administers the electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to him at Mercy Hospital is Dr. Bernard M. Coelho, who has advertised that his specialty is electroshock. updated 27 May 2009 Name: Bernard M. Coelho, MD, psychiatrist and electroshock doctor, at Mercy Hospital. City/State:  Coon Rapids, Minnesota Connection to Ray’s case: Ray identifies this…

USA legislator McDermott holds hearings on foster care psychiatric drugging.

Info Hearings are being held in US Congress on 8 May 2008 about the abuse of foster care youth by psychiatric drugging. Rep. Jim McDermott holds a hearing on psychiatric drugging in foster care. [forwarded message from US Congressperson Jim McDermott] ADVISORY FROM THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS SUBCOMMITTEE ON INCOME SECURITY AND FAMILY…