Alert: Protect Charles Helmer from forced electro-shock in Minnesota, USA! His next scheduled shock is Friday, April 23rd. Shield members, thank you for the hundreds of letters and emails. Please continue to take action to stop the next shock!

  Shield Alert Update for Charles Helmer 4/10/2021 This is to let you know Charles Helmer was electroshocked against his will last Friday, April 9th despite our combined efforts.  His next shock is scheduled for April 23rd and then another one two weeks later. There is no time to waste to stop the next shock.…

Oregon

New Senate Bill Under Consideration by Oregon Legislature will create more choices for individuals receiving in-patient psychiatric care. Read about the bill and take action today to promote more choices in the mental health system!

Ann Kasper, MA, PSS, an activist with MindFreedom Oregon, sent us information about an important bill under consideration called Senate Bill 686 (SB686) for the 2021 State or Oregon legislative session. The bill states that anyone who is in a locked psychiatric facility in Oregon (such as a psychiatric hospital unit or secure psychiatric housing) has the…

Oregon

Help MindFreedom Oregon Prevent Lawmakers from making it easier to subject individuals to harmful treatments by force! Contact your Senator or Sign up to Testify at the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Monday, March 15, 2021

Earlier this month, thanks to Kevin Fitts, MindFreedom Oregon was alerted about two important pieces of mental health legislation. Two bills are under consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee chaired by Senator Floyd Prozanski. One of them, if passed, will make it easier for individuals to be subjected to harmful ‘treatment’ against their will. Another bill prioritizes…

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View a recording of “Rights, Informed Consent, and How We Can Protect Ourselves”, part of a free, online educational series/discussion group in the spirit of Judi Chamberlin hosted in collaboration between MindFreedom International and ‘I Love You, Lead On”

View recording below Wednesday, March 3 6:00 PM EST 4:00 PM MT 3:00 PM PST This event has already taken place. To view a recording of this event, click HERE About this Event: Rights, Informed Consent, and How to Protect Ourselves The topic of rights and informed consent is important because many individuals today are being…

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Shield Alert for Patton State Hospital

MindFreedom is issuing a Shield alert for every individual locked into Patton Psychiatric hospital, located in San Bernadino County, California. Read more about this unfolding tragedy and take action today! Although it was many years ago, I still vividly remember being locked in seclusion, bound in restraints, and forcibly injected with a drug I believe was Thorazine. …

Win rights for psych survivors in Australia! Please support MindFreedom Australia, an affiliate of MindFreedom International, by signing this petition to modify/change the Mental Health Act in Victoria to be in alignment with the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD)

MindFreedom member, Alex Chung has been working tirelessly for human rights since launching a new MindFreedom affiliate in November 2020. Alex lives in Victoria where he is pursuing a doctoral degree at University of Melbourne. He is focusing on disability rights, Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) and involuntary ‘treatment’. Not content…

picture of activist and psychiatric survivor Judi Chamberlin as a young woman

“Psychiatric Drugs and Withdrawal Issues” presented by MindFreedom in collaboration with “I Love You, Lead On!”. A panel of experts by experience as well as experts by training will address the topic followed by a facilitated group discussion.

Join us for a free, online discussion group, the second in an educational series in the spirit of Judi Chamberlin called ‘Judi’s Room’, a collaboration between MindFreedom International and ‘I Love You, Lead On” Wednesday, February 10 6:00 PM EST 4:00 PM MT 3:00 PM PST Pre-registration is required. To register, click HERE About this Event: Psychiatric Drugs and…

Thank You for Your Help to Protect Shield Member Adrianne Stacey from Psychiatric Abuse; Held Against Her Will at Cowichan District Hospital in British Columbia and Forcibly Drugged

Shield Alert for Adrianne Stacey   This alert was originally posted on 1/29/2021. This alert was updated on 2/9/2021 and again on 3/12/2021 and 3/18/2021. 3/18/21 Great news! Adrianne Stacey has been discharged from Cowichan Hospital in British Columbia! Thank you to those of you who wrote letters, sent emails, and made phone calls on…

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MFI Informs National Council for Independent Living About the Need for Informed Consent and Supported Decision Making in Congregate Living Facilities. Read Full Letter HERE

Shield and Intersectional Rights Protection An Update from the NCIL Mental Health Subcommittee  Successful comics can be particularly good at recognizing what hovers below the illusions that most of us accept as unchallenged reality. The late George Carlin exposes one of the myths that many of us accept. He riffs that it is comforting to…