Bitter Pill

Info Document Actions Print this The weekly newspaper for Portland, Oregon, USA ran this story by long-time journalist/investigator Philip Dawdy, who himself is an individual diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder. Bitter Pill Date Published: Apr 02, 2008 01:00 AM Author: Philip Dawdy Source: Willamette Week, Portland, Oregon, USA original article: http://wweek.com/editorial/3421/10752/ ISSUE #34.21 NEWS Cover…

United Nations Disability Treaty in Effect

Info A United Nations treaty — or “convention” — on disability has been ratified by enough nations to go into effect on 3 May 2008. MindFreedom activists worked for years with hundreds of other advocates to achieve this victory. [11 May 2008 update] UN delegates Celia Brown, MFI Board President, and Janet Amegatcher, Executive Director…

Debate in The Register-Guard about gifts from pharmaceutical industry to doctors

In the same month that the daily newspaper for Eugene, Oregon, USA began a debate about the wisdom of prescribing neuroleptic (“antipsychotic”) drugs, March 2008, by coincidence The Register-Guard also had a debate about the wisdom of allowing gifts from the pharmaceutical industry to doctors! The debate about drug company gifts began as a piece…

Debbie Brandt’s Story

Debbie Brandt of Oregon shares the story of her son and provides insight into the complex issues surrounding medication and mental health. (If you would like to contact Debbie, her email address is: dbrandijean@yahoo.com) Debbie Brandt’s Story Date Published: Apr 02, 2008 01:00 AM Author: Debbie Brandt Source: Personal Communication with MindFreedom Dear David, Thank you for…