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…

The Guinea Pigs’ Rebellion

Info Document Actions Print this The weekly newspaper in Portland, Oregon provided an overview about progress in uniting the national movement of mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors. The Guinea Pigs’ Rebellion Date Published: Sep 01, 1999 03:00 AM Author: CHRIS LYDGATE Source: Willamette Week, Portland, Oregon, USA The movement for the rights of mental…

July is Mad Pride Month

Filed Under: Conference MindFreedom director David Oaks wonders, “How do we build social change when resources are few, and yet the mental health system is so profitable?” A few days ago I returned from MindFreedom’s amazing and wonderful conference/retreat dedicated to promoting humane and creative alternatives to the conventional mental health system. Given our low…