Celia Brown

Info Celia Brown is a psychiatric survivor and leader in the movement for human rights in mental health. Celia has served on the MFI board for several years, including as MFI president. Celia leads MFI’s United Nations team, and International committee. Celia is shown here speaking at an MFI protest directly in front of the…

Cookie Gant

Info Cookie (1949 – 2003) was a founder of MindFreedom International’s coalition, and was a rolling coalition herself: African American lesbian disabled psychiatric survivor artist photographer! Cookie served on the MFI board for several years, and co-founded MindFreedom Michigan. (Photo by Tom Olin at an MFI international strategy conference.) Click to view full-size image… —…

Loren R. Mosher, MD

Info Loren (1933 – 2004) was a dissident psychiatrist who founded Soteria House, a commonsense alternative to the forced psychiatric drugging of the mental health system. Loren was a MindFreedom board member, and an ally to psychiatric survivor activists. (Photo by Tom Olin at an MFI international strategy conference at Highlander.) Click to view full-size…

Rae Unzicker & Justin Dart

Info Rae (1948-2001) was a psychiatric survivor activist who was a key bridge-builder between the entire disability movement and our movement to change the mentalh health system. Rae championed the National Council on Disability (NCD) report, From Privileges to Rights: People Labeled with Psychiatric Disabilities Speaking For Themselves. Rae is shown here with her beloved…

Global Campaign News

Info News from MFI’s activism on an international level. Latest news   MFI Global Committee activity MindFreedom International is a partner in collaboration between WHO MiNDbank and the World Health Organization. MindFreedom was invited to participate in the MiNDbank launch on International Human Rights Day on December 10 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. WHO MiNDbank is…

Global Campaign News

Info News from MFI’s activism on an international level. Latest news   MFI Global Committee activity MindFreedom International is a partner in collaboration between WHO MiNDbank and the World Health Organization. MindFreedom was invited to participate in the MiNDbank launch on International Human Rights Day on December 10 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. WHO MiNDbank is…

Losing the Mind: David Oaks and Others in the ‘Mad Pride’ Movement Believe Drugs Are Being Overused in Treating Mental Illness, and They Want the Abuse to Stop.

Info Document Actions Print this The LA Times profiles MindFreedom International and director David Oaks. Losing the Mind: David Oaks and Others in the ‘Mad Pride’ Movement Believe Drugs Are Being Overused in Treating Mental Illness, and They Want the Abuse to Stop. Date Published: Oct 26, 2003 01:00 AM Author: David Davis Source: Los…

Revisiting Schizophrenia: Are Drugs Always Needed?

Info Document Actions Print this This NY Times article questions whether psychiatric drugs must always be given to people labeled “schizophrenic,” and quotes Will Hall from the Freedom Center of Massachusetts, a sponsor group in MindFreedom International. Revisiting Schizophrenia: Are Drugs Always Needed? Date Published: Mar 21, 2006 01:00 AM Author: BENEDICT CAREY Source: NY…