This Wednesday, 22 August 2007, at 4 pm ET, “click and listen” to a live interview with long-time leader DON WEITZ in Toronto, Canada. Phone in with your questions & comments live. Host is David Oaks.
This Wednesday, 22 August 2007, 4 pm ET:
Don Weitz on MindFreedom Free Live Internet Radio
Don experienced horrendous abuse in the psychiatric system including the infamous “insulin subcoma shock.”
Don is now a psychiatric survivor who lives in Toronto, Canada. He is a radio producer, and a free lance 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).
The MindFreedom News host is David Oaks, who also sums up the latest “mad news.”
Phone numbers to call in live are announced during the show. The show may start a minute or two late. You may e-mail in questions & comments at any time that may be read live during the show at firstname.lastname@example.org
Next MindFreedom Radio Show
- 29 August: Sue Clark, an electroshock survivor activist from Canada, see her web site:
The Story of MindFreedom Free Live Internet Radio
Formore than a year, 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.
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You may e-mail at any time before or during theshow to email@example.com. 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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