Information about MindFreedom Germany, and member activities in Germany

Info Information about MindFreedom Germany, and member activities in Germany Germany has a long history of activism to support human rights and alternatives in mental health. From Psychiatric Inmate to Honorary Doctor: Peter Lehmann receives Honorary Doctorate Long-time MindFreedom member and activist Peter Lehmann has been given an honorary doctor for his decades of work…

The Washington Post publishes debate on whether Judge Rotenberg Center tortures children.

The Washington Post published the following debate about whether the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) in Massachusetts tortures many of the children detained there. On 2 October 2010, The Washington Post published the below essay by president of Disability Rights International, Laurie Ahern, charging JRC with torture. A United Nations representative agrees. DRI is a sponsor…

Robert Whitaker on MFI Live Web Free Radio: Why are discussions about psychiatric drug controversies so often silenced?

Info On Saturday, 9 October 2010, MFI held a live, free Internet show with special guest author Robert Whitaker, and you can hear the archive. The US government has funded an annual meeting of mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors for the past 25 years. But when their conference organizers decided to address controversies involving…

Opinion: Mental health advocate Ed Knight calls for investigating SAMHSA, including employee Risa Fox

Info A long-time advocate in mental health, Ed Knight, is calling for an investigation of the way a US federal agency has been controlling mental health consumer and psychiatric survivor activity. Ed specifically is concerned about the role of Risa Fox, a Public Health Advisor who often oversees mental health consumer grants for the huge…

SAMHSA, the Alternatives Conference, and the Story of an Opportunity Lost

Info Document Actions Print this Author/journalist Robert Whitaker was picked to keynote at the Alternatives Conference 2010, bringing together more than 1,000 mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors. His topic: Challenging mental health industry hype that inflates the benefits of psychiatric pharmaceuticals. Federal funders pressured organizers to disinvite him, but MindFreedom organized a public campaign…