Proof is Scant on Psychiatric Drug Mix for Young

Info Document Actions Print this The New York Times reveals the frequent and controversial practice of prescribing multiple psychiatric drugs for young people in the USA, a practice sometimes known as “chemical cocktails” or “polypharmacy.” Proof is Scant on Psychiatric Drug Mix for Young Date Published: Nov 23, 2006 03:00 AM Author: Gardiner Harris Source:…

Psychiatric Institutionalization

Info Psychiatric Institutionalization Stories and information challenging the use of coerced lock-ups in psychiatric institutions. Psychiatric Abuse of Walter Vetsch MindFreedom member Walter Vetsch has chronicled his ordeals as a college student in the 1960’s who was tortured by psychiatrists for seven years after the university psychiatrist said he was “schizophrenic” and ordered his commitment.…

NARPA

Info NARPA National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy is the founding organization that launched MindFreedom International’s coalition. National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy NARPA helped found MindFreedom International and has a conference each year on advocacy and the law to help people in the mental health system. NARPA 2006 Conference The Baltimore, Maryland…

Pattan State Hospital Death

Felicia’s son was murdered at this facility and she wants everyone to know and gave us permission to post it on the website “MindFreedom” Pattan State Hospital Death Local News Posted: Friday, 03 November 2006 3:06PMPatient Arrested in Beating Death at Pattan State Hospital  San Bernardino (AP)  — A mental patient at a troubled state hospital has…

Public Memorial For “Naked Guy”

Another young man who tested the system and became a victim of “schizophrenia” label. Public Memorial For “Naked Guy” Date Published: Nov 10, 2006 11:00 PM Author: Linda Goldston Source: Mercury News Posted on Fri, Nov. 10, 2006 Public memorial services set for ‘The Naked Guy’ By Linda Goldston Mercury News A public memorial service for Andrew…

Toronto, Canada reports about the Mad Pride 2006 events.

Info Mad Pride 2006 was a great success in Toronto, Canada this year as ruth ruth from Friendly Spike Theater, an MFI Sponsor Group, gives a “live report.” Friendly Spike Theater of Toronto, Canada is a Sponsor Group of MFI. MAD PRIDE brings us together! by ruth ruth – friendlyspike@globalserve.net     September 21, 2006 4:33:14…

MindFreedom Ireland testifies about psychiatric drugs to Irish government.

Info A report from MindFreedom Ireland about giving official testimony at a hearing by the Irish Parliament about psychiatric drug hazards and efficacy.   MindFreedom Ireland speaks out! O’Mahoney, Miller, Maddock from MindFreedom Ireland Testify Before the Irish Parliament from Nuria O’Mahony nuriaomahony@eircom.net Three of our group members testified before the Irish Parliament subcommittee on…

MindFreedom Ireland testifies about psychiatric drugs to Irish government.

Info A report from MindFreedom Ireland about giving official testimony at a hearing by the Irish Parliament about psychiatric drug hazards and efficacy.   MindFreedom Ireland speaks out! O’Mahoney, Miller, Maddock from MindFreedom Ireland Testify Before the Irish Parliament from Nuria O’Mahony nuriaomahony@eircom.net Three of our group members testified before the Irish Parliament subcommittee on…

Mad Arts Artist Wins Half Million Dollars

Info A New York City-based artist who works on transforming abandoned psychiatric institutions into memorials with art (such as Northampton State Hospital in Massachusetts) won a MacArthur “Genius Award” of $500,000. Anna Schuleit, artist from Chronicle of Philanthropy – 19 September 2006 MacArthur Foundation Names Recipients of ‘Genius Awards’ By Marty Michaels The John D.…