This Wednesday, 12 September 2007, at 4 pm ET, “click and listen” to a live free web interview with Chrissy Peirsol. Chrissy is an 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. Phone in with your questions & comments live. Host of the MindFreedom Live Free Internet Radio Hour is David Oaks.
This Wednesday, 12 September 2007, 4 pm ET just click on:
Youth psychiatric survivor activist Chrissy Perisol is next guest on MindFreedom Free Live Internet Radio
You are invited to tune in on the web LIVE to hear Chrissy — a teen psychiatric survivor activist — describe herexperiences with conventional mental health care, and what she feelswould have been better. You can phone in live with your comments andquestions!
Introduction by Martin Rafferty, MFI Youth Outreach Coordinator:
As MindFreedom strides forward with its Youth Voices for Choices in Mental Health Campaign some local youth leaders are standing up to take leadership. Chrissy Peirsuol is just one of our youth who has stepped up and now she is choosing to share her story in the mental health system with you!
Chrissy is someone who hold her own opinion on medications. First hand experience has shown her that some of her friends of felt that psychiatric medications have helped. Yet she is discovering — along with the rest of public — that much of the time these medications do horrible wrong.
As a youth she herself was pressured and led by her support system to take these powerful drugs, drugs that took away her ability to stay in the sun longer then a few hours, drugs that changed her personality and her life forever.
The MindFreedom News host is David Oaks, who also sums up the latest “Mad News.” In the 1970’s, David was a teenager in the psychiatric system himself.
Phone numbers to call in live are announced during the show. If you can’t get through keep trying. The show may start a minute or two late. You may e-mail in with any questions, comments or technical problems at any time. Your comments may be read live during the show. E-mail to:
The Story of MindFreedom Free Live Internet Radio
Since June 2006, MindFreedom Radio Show has supporteda nonviolent revolution in the mental health system. Leaders, authors,activists, mental health professionals, psychiatric survivors andothers who are actively changing and challenging the current mentalhealth system have been featured in live interviews. Listeners havecalled in from around the world.
The weekly show is hostedbypsychiatric rights activist David Oaks, director of MindFreedom. Davidalso experienced the mental health system as a youth when he wasinstitutionalized five times and diagnosed”schizophrenic.” For a brief bio about David click here.
TheProgressive Radio Network produces the show along with several othersfrom its studio in New York City. PRN was founded by radio personalityand health activist leader Gary Null.
If you listen LIVE to theMindFreedom News Hour jot down the toll free call-in number for the USAor the special call-in number for outside the USA as it is announcedduring the show. Please keep trying, sometimes it takes more than onceto get through.
You may e-mail at any time before or during theshow to firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail is checked during the show, andyour comments may be read liveon “the air.” Include where you are calling from. If pronunciation ofyour name is not obvious please tellus how to do that, or ask us to keep your comment anonymous.
After the distinctive drum beats of the intro music Crazyby Gnarls Barkley, on each MindFreedom News Hour you’llhear a brief summary of the latest news. Then you’ll hear an interviewabout changing the system of care for mental and emotional well being.
Shows have explored thehistory of the psychiatric survivor movement, innovative alternativesto the conventional mental health system, how psychiatric survivorsand concerned mental health professionals are working together on humanrights campaigns, and more.
Regular features include updates about breaking stories and networking announcements about successful activism and alternatives.
It’s your mind! It’s your freedom! Free your mind with theMindFreedom News Hour hosted by David Oaks.
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