Getting Through Hard Times Together and Nurturing the Revolution: A Peek at MindFreedom Affiliates Around the World

The Importance of Fighting for Our Rights Last week, we were devastated to learn that the co-founder of MindFreedom, Janet Foner, died unexpectedly. Her unfailing support for our mission right up to last week sustained our organization for thirty years. You are encouraged to share your memories HERE, the site of a tribute by Lauren…

history of psychiatric treatment

History of psychiatric treatment

Watch the rest of the Voices for Choices series NARRATION: Mental health treatment has come in many forms throughout history. For most of history, people considered “crazy” were banished, beaten, or kept locked away in cellars and attics. In 17th-century Europe, they were confined in large institutions, not for purposes of treatment, but to remove…

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Voices for Choices: Introduction

Watch the rest of the Voices for Choices series NARRATION: Voices for Choices is the first of its kind. Courageous individuals speak out about their experience with the mental health system’s use of force and coercion. They share about alternative approaches and healing modalities they have explored and their effective approaches to organizing and activism.…

MindFreedom International has hired Ronald Bassman, Psychiatric Survivor and Licensed Psychologist to be its Executive Director

MindFreedom International has hired Ronald Bassman to be its Executive Director. Bassman is a psychiatric survivor and licensed psychologist who lives in Boulder, Colorado. He has been a long-time activist fighting for the rights of persons diagnosed with mental illnesses and for alternatives to the mainstream standard of care in mental health.   FOR IMMEDIATE…

Voices for Choices Webinar: Organizing for Alternatives to Forced Psychiatric Treatment

Since many mental health ‘experts’ are calling for the government to expand forced drugging and shock, our need to organize has never been more important! With generous support from the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care, MindFreedom International is hosting a webinar entitled: “Voices for Choices: Organizing for Alternatives to Forced Psychiatric Treatment”. “Voices…