News that Lynne Salvi has died

Info MindFreedom has been informed that member Lynne Salvi died on 23 September 2011, according to police after driving her car off of a bridge in Portland. Everyone in the MindFreedom community sends our deepest support to family, friends and loved ones of Lynne. Here is a link to the news item about Lynne’s death,…

Proposal: Mental Health Freedom and Recovery Act

Info Document Actions Print this Here’s an article by MindFreedom member Duane Sherry who has a proposed “Mental Health Freedom and Recovery Act” that has been endorsed by MindFreedom Texas. Proposal: Mental Health Freedom and Recovery Act Date Published: Sep 24, 2011 12:00 AM Author: Duane Sherry, M.S. Source: MindFreedom Texas Click here to read…

What’s Wrong With Bess?

A poem about how various family members abuse one member in the family, and then make that person out to be the mentally ill one because of how s/he reacts to their abuse. What’s Wrong With Bess? Author: Liz Purcell What’s Wrong with Bess?   What’swrongwith Bess? They like to say. She seldom ever. Wants to . . . play. Or have her hair. Done up in curls. As is the way. Of normal . . . girls.   What’s wrong with Bess? She sure is queer. It’s good the rest of…

Free Sample Issue of the New MindFreedom Journal Is Now Available

Have you considered joining MindFreedom International, but you want more information? Here’s your chance! A performer at the ‘Mad Pr!de !reland’ event entertains a young girl Who reads the MindFreedom Journal?   We hope you do! If you’d like a free sample issue of the award-winning MindFreedom Journal and information about membership mailed to you, click here!   MindFreedom members…

The Mental Illness Industry Is Medicalising Normality

Info Document Actions Print this The well-respected UK newspaper The Guardian published this piece criticizing the over-use of psychiatric labeling, and the way the process is “medicalizing” what is considered “normal.” The Mental Illness Industry Is Medicalising Normality Date Published: Sep 06, 2011 12:00 AM Author: Lisa Appignanesi Source: The Guardian, UK   A Reading…