Lane County Mad Pride Event: The Norm-a-Thon

On May 17, 2008 there will be a celebration of “creative maladjustment” in Eugene Oregon, USA. The Normathon is a Mad Pride skit that includes a Big Giant Pill. NEWS RELEASE – immediate release http://www.mindfreedom.org/norm more information: 541-345-9106 lane@mindfreedom.org “Mad Pride” group plans public street theater for YouTube broadcast. Worship of “Big Giant Pill” during…

MindFreedom reaches ‘matching grant’ limit

Info 30 July 2008: MindFreedom has reached the total limit for the Helios “matching grant” for new members before the deadline, thank you for your support. Helios Resource Network foundation is matching new donations to MindFreedom International for a limted time only. Thank you to all those who supported MindFreedom during this matching grant, which…

May 2008 Protests of Electroshock

Info Electroshock — also known as electroconvulsive therapy — was protested by MindFreedom members in Cork, Ireland; Ottawa, Canada; Montreal, Canada. Here are brief reports from each. MindFreedom Ireland in Cork, Ireland on 3 May 2008 protesting electroshock. BELOW are reports from three May 2008 electroshock protests: Cork, Ireland (photo in upper right); Ottawa, Canada;…

MindFreedom Ireland founder Mary Maddock was featured in a major newspaper story in Ireland.

Info Mary Maddock is a former nun, an electroshock survivor, founder of MindFreedom Ireland based in Cork, Ireland, and author of the book Soul Survivor. One of the main newspapers in Ireland ran a major feature about Mary. Mary is on the board of directors of MindFreedom International.   Mary Maddock: Shock survivor, author, founder…

MindFreedom Ireland founder Mary Maddock was featured in a major newspaper story in Ireland.

Info Mary Maddock is a former nun, an electroshock survivor, founder of MindFreedom Ireland based in Cork, Ireland, and author of the book Soul Survivor. One of the main newspapers in Ireland ran a major feature about Mary. Mary is on the board of directors of MindFreedom International.   Mary Maddock: Shock survivor, author, founder…

WVMHCA challenges bigoted name of psychiatric institution

Info A private owner of a psychiatric institution wants to re-name the facility its original, offensive name of “Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.” The West Virginia Mental Health Consumers Association (WVMHCA), a sponsor group in MindFreedom International, spoke in the press against this bigoted name.   The owner of Weston wants to rename it “Trans Allegheny…