New Task Force on Mental Health Legal Advocacy & Activism

Info NEWS RELEASE: PsychRights & MindFreedom have formed a joint effort to win battles against forced psychiatric drugging in both the court of law and court of public opinion. The effort targets human rights violations in California, Massachusetts and New York. The power of the pharmaceutical industry threatens the USA justice system. Download PDF of…

UK Guardian: Studies say antidepressants no better than placebo

Info UK’s Guardian newspaper covers the news that a major study says SSRI antidepressant psychiatric drugs are no better than placebo. Capsules of Fluoxetine, the generic name for Prozac. Photograph Joe Raedle/Getty Images Original article click here. UK Guardian – 26 February 2008. A bitter pill Millions of prescriptions for SSRIs are written up in…

AlterNet: Are Antidepressants Faith-Based Treatment?

Info Psychologist Bruce Levine, longtime member of MindFreedom, evaluates the science behind claims that antidepressants work far better than other alternatives, in this article published by AlterNet. Bruce Levine, PhD is a practicing psychologist in Ohio and author of Surviving America’s Depression Epidemic. For original article click here. AlterNet – 28 February 2008 By Bruce…

Timeline of MindFreedom Organizational Development

Info Here are some of the milestones in the organizational development of what has become MindFreedom International. 22 December 1986 – Incorporation of originating nonprofit project with start-up funding from Levinson Foundation. The goal is to publish a newsletter, Dendron, and provide a “Clearinghouse on Human Rights and Psychiatry,” to help network mental health consumers,…