Geetha Rathnamala, psychiatric survivor

Info Geetha says, “I am an Indian-American psychiatric survivor from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I am proud to be a MFI member because I believe in the power of individuals working together to bring about a better world in which uniqueness, fundamental human rights, and different states of consciousness are treasured.” MindFreedom launched a MindFreedom Shield campaign…

E. Fuller Torrey: One of main opponents of human rights of mental health consumers & psychiatric survivors

Info One of the main crusaders to make it easier to forcibly administer psychiatric drugs to mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors — including in their own homes — is psychiatrist E. Fuller Torrey, and his extremist organization Treatment Advocacy Center. Click to view full-size image… — Size: 79.7 kB Document Actions Print this

Victory: FDA Panel Votes to Require Testing of ECT Device After Survivors Testify at FDA Electroshock Hearing

Info GAITHERSBURG, MD: A panel for the US Food & Drug Administration voted to ask the FDA to require testing of the device used for electroshock. MindFreedom members testified at these public hearings on whether to regulate electroshock device. Loretta Wilson, electroshock survivor from Michigan, plans to testify. 29 January 2011  Victory: Food & Drug…

Victory: FDA Panel Votes to Require Testing of ECT Device After Survivors Testify at FDA Electroshock Hearing

Info GAITHERSBURG, MD: A panel for the US Food & Drug Administration voted to ask the FDA to require testing of the device used for electroshock. MindFreedom members testified at these public hearings on whether to regulate electroshock device. Loretta Wilson, electroshock survivor from Michigan, plans to testify. 29 January 2011  Victory: Food & Drug…

Media Ignore Key Perspective About Arizona Tragedy

Info Mass media have aired many perspectives about the tragic shooting in Tucson. MindFreedom director David Oaks points out media have largely ignored the voices of groups representing mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors, with very few exceptions. Congresswoman Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords has often expressed concern about mental health issues. Read blog entries by David…

Families and Friends of Psychiatric Survivors

Info Families and Friends of Psychiatric Survivors What role do parents, siblings, children, relatives, colleagues, friends have in supporting psychiatric survivors? How can relatives and allies help us find the services we choose, want and need? How can mothers, dads, sisters, brothers, wives and husbands stand with us side by side in resisting the severe…