Terence McLaughlin, editor of Asylum magazine, dies

Info Ian Parker forwarded the sad news that long-time movement activist Terence McLaughlin has died. Terence edited Asylum magazine and supported MindFreedom’s work. Terence McLaughlin celebrating at the launch of Mary & Jim Maddock’s book “Soul Survivor,” which he helped publish. Update: Click here to see a report by Mary and Jim Maddock of the…

In Memoriam

Info In Memoriam Thomas Szasz, MD, dissident psychiatrist, died at age 92 Thomas Szasz was an author, psychiatrist, academic and significant critic of his own mental health profession. He has died at the age of 92. Lynne Salvi Remembered Lynne Salvi arrived at the MindFreedom office in the Summer of 2011, and attended quite a…

MindFreedom Responds to a Call for “More Money” for Mental Health in Poor & Developing Countries

Info Media are widely covering a news story about global mental health. Lancet, the widely-respected medical publication, published a study calling for more money for mental health services in poor developing countries. World Health Organization promptly put out an endorsement of this call for more money. But MindFreedom asks, “more money for what”? MindFreedom Ghana…

Screening

Info Screening President Bush called for making mental health “screening” of all young people “common practice.” Looking for troubled kids sounds good. But this is a mental health system without adequate advocacy, information, empowerment, and alternatives. Mental health screening marches thousands of young people to the door of a troubled mental health system. The Parental…

Debate on forced outpatient psychiatric drugging

National Public Radio’s show “Justice Talking” featured discussions with representatives of ‘both sides of the story’ about the issue of involuntary psychiatric drugging of people out in their own neighborhoods and homes using court orders. Michael Allen defends freedom of choice in mental health care on National Public Radio. MICHAEL ALLEN, a MindFreedom member in…

MFI letter to Highlander about MLK, IAACM & Kristina Yates

Info Highlander is an educational center that has helped train luminaries including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks. MindFreedom has held two international strategy conferences there. On 1 September 2007 a thousand people are at Highlander celebrating their 75th anniversary. Among the volunteers is MindFreedom activist Kristina Yates, whose heritage lies not far from…