Overcoming the Impossible: My Journey Through Schizophrenia

Info Document Actions Print this Psychiatric survivor, psychologist and author Ron Bassman wrote this breakthrough article that was published in the popular magazine, Psychology Today. He describes how despite a diagnosis of schizophrenia and years of lock-ups and abuse and electroshock and insulin coma therapy and psychiatric drugs…. he survived, recovered, became a psychologist. Ron…

ICSPP conference line-up

Info Here’s the latest schedule for the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology conference in October 2007, with information provided by ICSPP as of 25 July 2007. ICSPP is a sponsor group of MindFreedom. Please note this conference is organized by ICSPP and not MFI. Any changes or feedback, please directly contact…

ICSPP 2007 Conference

International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology (ICSPP) is a key network of dissident mental health professionals and allies who are willing to challenge abuse in the mental health system and promote alternatives. ICSPP is a sponsor group of MindFreedom. what Convention when Oct 13, 2007 03:00 AM to Oct 15, 2007 08:15 PM…

bias

Info bias Mainstream media bias toward the perspective of the mental health industry, while excluding the voice of critics and mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors, is one of the biggest obstacles to winning human rights in the mental health system. Major media tend to ignore the public service work of mental health consumers and…

History

Info History Looking back on MindFreedom and history of our movement. NY Times: Willard Suitcase Project Exposes Psychiatric History The New York Times ran an article about a special exhibit in New York that exposes the history of the psychiatric system in a very personal way. MindFreedom board president Celia Brown lives in New York…

The “Swiftboating” of a Mental Health Advocate

Info This is a news release issued by MindFreedom Lane County of Oregon, USA.   Tracey Dumas, PhD MindFreedom Lane County News – 24 July 2007 Tracey Dumas, PhD withdraws her application to Lane County Mental Health Advisory Committee (MHAC)   Says false rumor is “last straw.” A prominent leader in the mental health consumer/psychiatric…

MFI First Conference on Choices in Mental Health, “Creative Revolution: Turning Our Minds Around”

Info Here’s a report following the MindFreedom’s conference/retreat about creating and promoting human alternatives to the conventional mental health system. [Revised 1 August 2007.] Wisdom House includes a labrynth for walking meditation. Click here to read the keynote speech by Janet Foner entitled “Inspiration for a Creative Revolution.” Participants Praise the MindFreedom 2007 Conference by…

A writer on electroshock

Info A writer reflects on how electroshock has impacted memory. This anonymous piece was posted on the excellent blog by Philip Dawdy, called Furious Seasons. Original was posted on this excellent blog: http://www.furiousseasons.com/archives/2007/07/a_readers_ect_experience.html July 13, 2007 A Reader’s ECT Experience The following was sent to me by SS, a reader, who wanted me to post…