Text of Ray Sandford’s Statement to Minnesota State Legislature

Filed Under: sandford Because of Ray Sandford’s campaign against his forced electroshock, the Minnesota State Legislature is holding a public hearing today on the topic of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and individuals who are committed in the state mental health system. Ray Sandford has issued a signed statement for today’s hearing. For many Wednesdays, Ray Sandford…

Roberta Opheim, Ombudsman

The State of Minnesota has an “ombudsman” program charged with supporting and protecting the human rights of citizens. Ms. Opheim is Name: Roberta Opheim, Ombudsman, Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, State of Minnesota City/State: Minneapolis, MN Connection to Ray’s case: Ms. Opheim has been informed as an ombudsman in Minnesota about the human…

Alert 21: Another Ray Sandford Campaign Victory: New Psychiatrist is Official

Info MindFreedom has campaigned for the right of Ray Sandford to say “no” to his ongoing, outpatient forced electroshock. The Ray Campaign had another victory today, when the mental health system officially approved Ray’s psychiatrist, who disapproves of forced electroshock. The Ray Campaign resulted in lots of publicity, such as this front page cover story…

General reply by Richard Harris to “stakeholders” about Oregon budget.

This 4 August 2009 letter by Richard Harris is in reply to the people who also asked “why zero” is in budget for the state-wide voice of Oregon’s mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors. August 4, 2009 Dear stakeholders: My letter regarding the Department of Human Services (DHS) budget and the legislative session sparked a series of e-mails regarding funding for an…

Jessican Arnella is guest on 8 August 2009 MindFreedom Live Web Radio

Info Jessica Arenella, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in New York City who specializes in treating people with psychosis and bipolar disorder. She has worked in state and private hospitals, mental health clinics and therapeutic communities, and is now in full-time private practice. Working independently has allowed Dr. Arenella to try to create more respectful,…