ecopsychology

Info ecopsychology Alternatives to the traditional mental health system that involve nature and the environment. Mental health program aims to ease recovery – ecopsychology This program incorporates farming as an ecopsychology approach for mental health recovery. Getting Lost in the Great Indoors This Washington Post article explores the enormous shift in children’s time from outdoors…

4 Powerful Women Challenge Psychiatry on MF Radio in December

Info MF Radio December features 4 women who are replacing psychiatric rights violations with humane ways of helping: Felicia McCarty, Mary Maddock of Ireland (pictured here, co-author of new book “Soul Survivor”), Paula Caplan and Janet Foner. Mary Maddock of MF-Ireland has launched her new book “Soul Survivor,” co-authored with husband Jim. MindFreedom Radio News…

Traumatized, or “Mentally Ill?” Understanding what goes wrong when a hurt and confused person is given a psychiatric diagnosis.

A Forum for Survivors of Trauma, Friends, Family and Community Members with Ron Unger what Forum when Dec 11, 2006 from 09:00 PM to 11:30 PM where Gerlinger Lounge, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA contact name Elaine Walters contact phone 541-556-6710 add event to calendar  vCal  iCal When bad things happen to people it’s normal to be…

Court ruling on Illinois warehoused psychiatric inmates

Info Federal Court Advances Challenge to Illinois Policy Warehousing Residents Labeled with Mental Illnesses from Bazleon Center, a sponsor group of MFI Press Release: November 20, 2006 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thousands of people with mental illnesses who are “needlessly segregated and inappropriately warehoused” in large nursing homes in Illinois now have an opportunity to challenge…

MindFreedom Ghana

Info MindFreedom Ghana MindFreedom Ghana in Africa is an affiliate of MindFreedom International. MF Ghana 2005 Report A report from MindFreedom Ghana in 2005 about conditions of mental health systems there, and building their organization. Thanks to Linda Morrison and Krista Erickson for digitizing this report. MindFreedom International Delegation Visits Ghana A delegation from MindFreedom…

MF Ghana 2005 Report

A report from MindFreedom Ghana in 2005 about conditions of mental health systems there, and building their organization. Thanks to Linda Morrison and Krista Erickson for digitizing this report. MIND FREEDOM GHANA “Free Minds At Ease” REPORT OF PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES IN GHANA ACTIVITIES OF MIND FREEDOM GHANA December 2005 MIND FREEDOM GHANA (MF-Gh) “Free Minds…

“Alphabet,” world social forum, psychiatry

Info A creative individual submitted an ‘alphabet’ about the mental health system to MindFreedom, that is intended to educate the World Social Forum. [Background: The “World Social Forum” is an enormous event gathering together many different people from multiple issues about social justice, etc. Below is a forwarded creative piece from psychiatric survivors who intend…

Past Events

Events which have already happened.  ABC Primetime – Mad Pride ABC plans to air a report on Mad Pride this Tuesday.  Free film: The Doctor Who Hears Voices The Green Your Mind Film Series Presents a free film, the Eugene premiere: “The Doctor Who Hears Voices.” Sponsored by: VALID, MindFreedom, Helios Network, Opal Network.  Mental…

Personal accounts of mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors

Info Personal accounts of mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors These are first person descriptions by MindFreedom members of human rights violations in the psychiatric system. Tapley-Milton and “Mind Full of Scorpions” MindFreedom member Katherine Tapley-Milton of New Brunswick, Canada has a personal web site with information about her book about surviving psychiatric abuse called…