Drugging the Vulnerable: Atypical Antipsychotics in Children and the Elderly

Info Document Actions Print this Time Magazine looks at the use of neuroleptic psychiatric drugs, more commonly called “antipsychotics,” on children and seniors. Drugging the Vulnerable: Atypical Antipsychotics in Children and the Elderly Date Published: May 26, 2011 12:00 AM Author: Maia Szalavitz Source: Time Magazine   For the original and complete Time article, click…

End of Rotenberg Painful Shocks Ordered for New Admissions

Info Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) in Massachusetts used thousands upon thousands of electrical jolts to induce pain in young people diagnosed with mental disabilities. Disability Rights International (DRI) targeted Rotenberg with an investigation last year. In a major victory, DRI announces that JRC has been ordered to end their shocks for “new admissions.” A child…

Victory Against Painful Shocks: Rotenberg Director Resigns After Indictment

Info Rotenberg Center in Massachusetts has used thousands upon thousands of electrical jolts to induce pain in young people diagnosed with mental disabilities. Disability Rights International (DRI) targeted Rotenberg with an investigation last year, and now there’s a victory: After an indictment, Matthew Israel who is Rotenberg founder and director, has resigned.   A child…

Gateway to Info About Creating MFI Global Mental Health Handbook

Info MindFreedom is creating a much-needed Global Mental Health Empowerment Handbook, thanks to a grant from CBM. The handbook aims to empower psychiatric survivors, mental health consumers/users, and their allies to be heard more effectively by their communities, care providers, and policy makers. Participation is encouraged internationally, especially in poor and developing nations. Update: Deadline…

Gateway to Info About Creating MFI Global Mental Health Handbook

Info MindFreedom is creating a much-needed Global Mental Health Empowerment Handbook, thanks to a grant from CBM. The handbook aims to empower psychiatric survivors, mental health consumers/users, and their allies to be heard more effectively by their communities, care providers, and policy makers. Participation is encouraged internationally, especially in poor and developing nations. Update: Deadline…

Amplify Workshop

Info Some of the participants in the Thursday, 14 April 2011, “Amplify” workshop about how the general cross-disability movement can support allies in the mental health user/psychiatric survivor movement, especially by utilizing United Nations treaties such as the Convention for the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD). Click to view full-size image… — Size: 74.6…

Ghana Federation of the Disabled

Info Visiting Ghana Federation of the Disabled, we meet a disability advocate rolling out and hitting the streets wearing his MindFreedom Ghana t-shirt. He excitedly showed us his letter granting him a scholarship to attend a major disability event in Hawaii this month. He said he will remind Hawaiians that next month (May 2011) the…