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…

World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry

Info World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry Implementation Manual for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities This is a manual produced by World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (WNSUP). WNUSP would like feedback about the manual. World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry WNUSP is a…

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,…

Group calls for investigation of suicide at Federal Medical Center

Info Document Actions Print this The main newspaper for Rochester, Minnesota carried a story about how MindFreedom International is calling for an investigation of the death of MFI member Michael Heston, who committed suicide after years of forced psychiatric drugging. Group calls for investigation of suicide at Federal Medical Center Date Published: Feb 16, 2008…

Forming a New State-Wide Coalition in Oregon of Mental Health Consumers and Psychiatric Survivors

A free panel and public forum in Portland, Oregon, USA about how mental health consumer/psychiatric survivor groups can work together in Oregon and throughout the USA. what Convention when Feb 15, 2008 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM where Multnomah County Central Library, Portland, Oregon, USA contact name David Oaks contact phone (541) 345-9106 add event to calendar…

Archive of MindFreedom “Dendrite” Alerts 2004 and 2005

Info The alert system for MindFreedom News was previously called “Dendrite.” Here’s an archive of some of the alerts put out during the 2004 to 2005 years. From office at MindFreedom.org  Tue Mar  1 12:31:08 2005From: office at MindFreedom.org (www.MindFreedom.org Office)Date: Tue May 17 14:23:17 2005Subject: MindFreedom Update: Action Conference Scholarship InfoMessage-ID: <BE4A110C.21ACE%office@MindFreedom.org> NEWS: MindFreedom…