Media and Mental Health Issues

Info media-and-mental-health Document Actions Print this Issues involving the way mainstream media has often had bias in reporting stories regarding mainstream corporate mental health system. Just as there’s a movement for accountability in the mental health system, there is also a social change movement of critics of mainstream corporate media calling for more professionalism and…

October-November e-newsletter

Info In this issue: Comfort Calls/Shield campaign fundraising drive, 60 Minutes online petition, register NOW for the 2014 Alternatives conference, MFI-Mad Market Book Club…     October/November 2013 Dear friend of MindFreedom, Our fundraising drive continues in November! We hope to raise the money needed for MindFreedom’s Comfort Calls/Shield program. We will be developing a…

MFI launches a change.org petition to CBS…

Info Jeffrey Fager, 60 Minutes Executive Producer: Let Psychiatric Survivors Speak for Themselves! Please sign this URGENT petition and share WIDELY! NEWS FLASH!MFI launches a change.org petition to CBS…”Jeffrey Fager, 60 Minutes Executive Producer: Let Psychiatric Survivors Speak for Themselves!” Please sign this URGENT petition and share WIDELY! MindFreedom has launched an online petition to…

60 Minutes: Let Psychiatric Survivors Speak for Themselves!

Info Activist Alert from MindFreedom International…Write or call CBS’ “60 Minutes” Exec. Producer, Jeffrey Fager: The September 29th edition of 60 Minutes “Untreated Mental Illness an Imminent Danger” was shameful and portrayed people with psychiatric histories as violent, inhuman, unworthy of compassion and incapable of making their own decisions. Untreated mental illness an imminent danger?…

2014 Creative Revolution Conference: “Developing and Expanding Alternatives” JULY 24TH – JULY 27TH, 2014

Info The conference is still open for registration. The Choices in Mental Health Committee of MindFreedom International is proud to sponsor this exciting gathering at the Wisdom House in beautiful Litchfield, Connecticut. Author/activist, Robert Whitaker and Mary Ellen Copeland will be the keynote speakers. Wisdom House, site of the next Alternatives conference in July CREATIVE…

2014 Creative Revolution Conference: “Developing and Expanding Alternatives” JULY 24TH – JULY 27TH, 2014

Info The conference is still open for registration. The Choices in Mental Health Committee of MindFreedom International is proud to sponsor this exciting gathering at the Wisdom House in beautiful Litchfield, Connecticut. Author/activist, Robert Whitaker and Mary Ellen Copeland will be the keynote speakers.   Wisdom House, site of the next Alternatives conference in July…

SAVE THE DATES: JULY 24TH – JULY 27TH, 2014: Creative Revolution Conference: Developing and Expanding Alternatives

Info Mark your calendar for this exciting conference planed for July of next summer, 2014: “CREATIVE REVOLUTION CONFERENCE: DEVELOPING AND EXPANDING ALTERNATIVES, MAKING BIG CHANGES!” CREATIVE REVOLUTION: DEVELOPING AND EXPANDING ALTERNATIVES—MAKING BIG CHANGES! To Our Longtime Supporters, The Choices Committee is planning a conference that will take place from July 24th through July 27th, 2014,…

With kindness and support, we can shine! MindFreedom launches fundraising drive for Comfort Calls/Shield campaign

Info We are proud and excited to announce a fundraising drive on razoo.com to raise money for MindFreedom’s Comfort Calls/Shield campaign! Our goal is to raise $30,000 in the next month. Will you donate to these vital programs and help us spread the word? Support the Comfort Calls/Shield Campaign today! Friends and supporters of MindFreedom…

David Oaks on “USA Debates What to do About Poison Attacks: What About These Two Other Poison Attacks?”

Info David W. Oaks, former MFI Executive Director and longtime freedom fighter for psychiatric survivors, blogs on the parallels between chemical weapons in Syria and chemical abuse in the psych system. David W. Oaks is joyfully pelted by flower petals at his home in Eugene, Oregon The saber-rattling of the Obama administration has the world…