Archive of MindFreedom Radio Shows
MindFreedom Internet Radio Show archived shows, with host David Oaks.
3 October 2007 – Guest Dorothy Dundas survived insulin coma shock and went on to become a human rights activist.
12 September 2007 – Guest Chrissy Peirsol is a 20-year-old activist who has survived abuse by the mental health system, and is part of the MindFreedom Youth Voices for Choices in Mental Health Campaign.
29 August 2007 – During the 18-year period from 1972 to 1990, guest Sue Clark was diagnosed with 15 different psychiatric labels, prescribed 14 different types of psychiatric drugs, and was locked up in a variety of psychiatric institutions in Ontario, Canada.
22 August 2007 – Host David Oaks interviews Don Weitz, a radio producer, freelance writer, and co-editor of Shrink Resistant: The Struggle Against Psychiatry in Canada (1988). Don, who describes himself as an “antipsychiatry activist,” is a cofounder of Coalition Against Psychiatric Assault (CAPA).
15 August 2007 – Guest Geoffrey Reaume discusses the history of those who have been labeled “mad.”
8 August 2007 – Guest Peter Lehmann is a psychiatric survivor, as well as an author, editor and publisher. He discusses his new book, co-edited with Peter Stastny, “Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry.”
1 August 2007 – Guest Ron Bassman, a psychiatric survivor, discusses his new book “A Fight to Be.”
Attorneys for Simone D.
25 July 2007 – Host David Oaks interviews two attorneys representing Simone D. in her legal battle to avoid forced electroshock.
18 July 2007 – Guest Ron Unger challenges the way the “medical model” rules the current psychiatric industry. Hear about alternatives to conventional psychiatry and prescribed drugs that work.
Krista Erickson and Martin Rafferty
27 June 2007 – Guests Krista Erickson, Martin Rafferty and other psychiatric survivors discuss MAD PRIDE 2007. Hear about activities all over the world that celebrate the psychiatric survivor movement.
30 May 2007 – Guest Tracey Dumas is a psychiatric survivor who has experienced the negative effects of the psychiatric drug Zyprexa. She is also an activist, helping to lead several efforts to reform the mental health system.
16 May 2007 – Guest Jim Gottstein, psychiatric survivor and founder of PsychRights.org, discusses his ongoing fight to hold Eli Lilly accountable for their criminal cover-up and mis-marketing of the psychiatric drug Zyprexa.
9 May 2007 – Guest Neil Gong is a community organizer on college campuses who supports students diagnosed with psychiatric disabilities. In this show he explores what our society can learn from the Virginia Tech tragedy.
4 April 2007 – Guest Ben Hansen, also known as Dr. Bonkers, recently made headlines by helping to expose a nation-wide Medicaid scandal involving drug maker Eli Lilly.
28 March 2007 – Guest John McCarthy is a psychiatric survivor, a poet, and an activist who helped found MindFreedom Ireland.
21 March 2007 – Guest Laura Prescott, president and founder of Sister Witness International Incorporated, discusses how women and girls are damaged by institutional violence.
10 January 2007 – Guest Oryx Cohen is the founder of the Freedom Center in Massachusetts. Having experienced abuse in the mental health system, Oryx went on to get his Master’s Degree and to start programs to help psychiatric survivors find alternatives, advocacy and employment.
27 December 2006 – Guest Janet Foner is a psychiatric survivor with a Master’s degree in Community Psychology. She is a champion of humane alternatives to the mental health system.
Paula J. Caplan
20 December 2006 – Guest Paula J. Caplan, MA, PhD, is a clinical and research psychologist, a playwright, director, actor, Harvard lecturer, and the author of “They Say You’re Crazy: How the World’s Most Powerful Psychiatrists Decide Who’s Normal.”
13 December 2006 – From Cork, Ireland, guest Mary Maddock, a psychiatric survivor, author, and activist, discusses her new book, “Soul Survivor: A Personal Encounter with Psychiatry.” A former nun, Mary spent 20 years in the psychiatric system being subjected to psychiatric drugs and electroshock. In 2000 she broke free, and became an activist who founded MindFreedom Ireland.
6 December 2006 – Guest Felicia McCarty’s son was in the psychiatric system for 30 years. She discusses her decades of activism for her son, and his recent tragic and unnecessary death inside a California psychiatric institution.
29 November 2006 – Leah Harris, Psychiatric Survivor: “I Was a Teenage Mental Patient!” Leah Harris survived the mental health system and became a key activist for human rights. Leah passionately calls for encouraging young people to take leadership in winning human rights .
Al Siebert Interviewed on MindFreedom Mad Pride Radio
22 November 2006 – Guest Al Siebert, PhD, a psychologist and author who experienced psychiatric institutionalization and a diagnosis of schizophrenia, speaks about thriving and resilience on MindFreedom Mad Pride Web Radio.
8 November 2006 – Guest Jim Gottstein is a psychiatric survivor attorney and founder of PsychRights.org based in Alaska.
3 October 2006 – Guest Aby Adams on “Mental health screening in your school: What are the dangers and alternatives?”
19 September 2006 – Guest Ted Chabasinski discusses forced electroshock and activism.
22 August 2006 – Guest Sally Zinman discusses lessons for today based on 30 Years of Activism in the Mental Patients Rights Movement.
15 August 2006 – Guest Judi Chamberlin discusses why we demand human rights, not ‘mental patient’ rights.
25 July 2006 – Guest Hugh Massengill discusses surviving trauma and psychiatric abuse.
18 July 2006 – Guest Al Galves, PhD, discusses how dissident mental health professionals can be good allies.