Belgium Psychiatric Survivor Group Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Info The following news announcement was forwarded by European Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (ENUSP) about one of their member groups in Belgium, UilenSpiegel, which is celebrating their 10th anniversary. UilenSpiegel is also planning a Mad Pride celebration. Dan Taylor, secretary from MindFreedom Ghana in Accra, Ghana, Africa, intends to attend. European Network…

Don Weitz Bio

Here is information provided by Don Weitz in his own words. Don Weitz – A Short Biographical Note Don Weitz is a psychiatric survivor of insulin subcoma shock and an antipsychiatry activist. For over 30 years (since 1974), he has been active in the antipsychiatry movement. Don is co-founder of the self-help group On Our…

peer support

Info peer support Peer mutual support is now proven through studies to, in many circumstances, add to the likelihood of recovery following a diagnosis with some mental health problems. USA Issues Guidelines on Medicaid Funding of Peer Support On 15 August 207, the huge USA federal funding agency Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)…

Activist Freed From Psychiatric Clinic

Info Document Actions Print this Associated Press reports in Moscow Times that Larisa Arap is freed following a visit by a government commission. Public pressure may have played a role in that investigation. Activist Freed From Psychiatric Clinic Source: The Associated Press Original article: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2007/08/21/014.html openwiki.org.ua Larisa Arap Amember of an opposition group led by…

US psychologists weigh ban on Guantanamo interrogations

Info Document Actions Print this Background article by Associated Press from before the American Psychological Association vote on interrogation techniques. US psychologists weigh ban on Guantanamo interrogations Date Published: Aug 18, 2007 03:00 AM Author: Sudhin Thanawal Source: The Associated Press SANFRANCISCO: The largest U.S. group of psychologists is to decide Sundaywhat role, if any,…

Psychologists protest vote by American Psychological Association

Info This is an MFI Info Center on the American Psychological Association vote against a ban of psychologists from helping interrogators at Guantanamo Bay and other U.S. military detention centers. Instead, the Association voted for a milder resolution that banned about a dozen interrogation techniques. Dissident psychologists protested the vote. Jade Lai holds a sign…