The MFI Delegation

Info The MindFreedom delegation with Serwah Auaynor (second from left) who is the founder of Autism Awareness Care & Training, where we are visiting. Serwah keynoted the start of an historic conference one week before on the topic of Autism and West Africa, drawing hundreds. Click to view full-size image… — Size: 84.1 kB Document…

Doris, an Electroshock Survivor

Info Doris (in middle) is an electroshock survivor. She had her electroshock at Accra Psychiatric Hospital. She said, “I was told there would be no problem, but by the fifth electroshock I knew it was harmful, and had it stopped.” Behind her are key leaders from Mental Health Society of Ghana. Click to view full-size…

Accra Psychiatric Hospital

Info We met with one of the psychiatrists at Accra Psychiatric Hospital who was in middle of meeting with interns. While he was very friendly, and said he was very open to change, we noticed his dry erase board had the names of about a dozen psychiatric drugs! While MindFreedom is choice, we noted that…

MFI Delegation to Ghana

Info MFI Delegation to Ghana In April 2011, MindFreedom International sent a delegation to Accra, Ghana in Africa, to train activists in MindFreedom Ghana. The Open Society Institute of the Soros Foundation funded the project through a Disability Rights Initiative grant. They had the opportunity to meet with community activists, leaders from the cross-disability movement,…

MFI Delegation to Ghana

Info MFI Delegation to Ghana In April 2011, MindFreedom International sent a delegation to Accra, Ghana in Africa, to train activists in MindFreedom Ghana. The Open Society Institute of the Soros Foundation funded the project through a Disability Rights Initiative grant. They had the opportunity to meet with community activists, leaders from the cross-disability movement,…

About the Global Mental Health Empowerment Handbook

Info CBM International awarded MindFreedom a grant to create a handbook that encourages the emerging voice of people diagnosed with psychiatric and other mental disabilities in poor and developing countries. The handbook will share stories of psychiatric survivors and our social change movement, as well as examples of empowerment, recovery, and activism. It will also…

Information about the Rethink Psychiatry Event in Portland Oregon

Info Information about the Rethink Psychiatry Event in Portland Oregon On 13 and 14 May 2011, a gathering was held in Portland, Oregon called “Rethinking Psychiatry” featuring author/journalist Robert Whitaker and 40 workshops calling for deep change in the mental health system.   Panelists (left) from Rethink Psychiatry Opening On Friday, 13 May 2011, a…

Creating Connections through Dialogue

The National Empowerment Center and the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery are organizing this event. what Gathering when Jun 10, 2011 03:50 PM to Jun 12, 2011 03:50 PM where Boston add event to calendar  vCal  iCal [forwarded info, use their web site for latest info]   As is listed at the bottom of this…