Kris Yates

Info Kris experienced forced electroshock while locked up in a psychiatric institution in India. Kris became an MFI leader, and is shown here at a Highlander strategy conference. A powerful story teller from a poor Appalachian background, Kris obtained her master’s degree and became accredited as a family counselor in California. Her practice specializes in…

Jay Mahler

Info Jay is a survivor of forced electroshock who spent ten years in the mental health system. He is now a widely respected leader in California, where he founded Mental Health Consumer Concerns and the California Network of Mental Health Clients. Jay is pictured here at a MindFreedom strategy conference at Highlander. (Photo by Tom…

News about the MFI Global Campaign Committee

Info Learn about the people and plans in the MFI Global Campaign Committee as they support the voice of psychiatric survivors globally. Celia Brown, president of MFI, and Janet Amegatcher, executive director MindFreedom Ghana, were two of the delegates on the MindFreedom United Nations Team. Global activism for human rights in mental health Celia Brown…

MFI Campaigns

Info MFI Campaigns How you can participate in some of MFI’s Campaigns to win human rights and alternatives in the mental health system. I Got Better Every day people like you are defying the all-too-common message that recovery from mental and emotional distress is impossible. The I Got Better campaign will make research and stories…

MFI Campaigns

Info MFI Campaigns How you can participate in some of MFI’s Campaigns to win human rights and alternatives in the mental health system. I Got Better Every day people like you are defying the all-too-common message that recovery from mental and emotional distress is impossible. The I Got Better campaign will make research and stories…

MFI Campaigns

Info MFI Campaigns How you can participate in some of MFI’s Campaigns to win human rights and alternatives in the mental health system. I Got Better Every day people like you are defying the all-too-common message that recovery from mental and emotional distress is impossible. The I Got Better campaign will make research and stories…

Youth Campaign Committee

Info Youth Campaign Committee How you may participate in winning human rights and alternatives with the MindFreedom USA Campaign Committee, especially in support of voice and rights for youth, young adults, and new emerging leaders. Youth and Young Adults: Support via I Got Better Campaign The MindFreedom International I Got Better Campaign is especially oriented…

Matt Morrissey

Info Matt Morrissey is on the MFI Choice in Mental Health Campaign Committee. Matt directs the adult day program at Full Spectrum Progressive Mental Health, which is a nonprofit center in San Francisco that offers voluntary programs for adults and adolescents in severe emotional distress. Full Spectrum is a Sponsor Group in MFI. Matt is…

Judi Chamberlin

Info Judi (1944 to 2010) was one of the most effective international psychiatric survivor activists. Judi is shown here holding the National Council on Disability report From Privileges to Rights, which her good friend the late Rae Unzicker helped create. Judi served for years on the MFI board. (Photo by Tom Olin) Click to view…

Ted Chabasinski

Info Ted received electroshock at the age of six, and spent 10 years of his youth locked up inside a state psychiatric institution. He became a psychiatric survivor movement leader in 1971, and later became an attorney. He has served on the board of MindFreedom International for several years. (Photo by Tom Olin) Click to…