The First Mad Minutes. Want to sumbit your own Mad Minutes? Get a friend to interview you asking three simple questions. What Have You Survived? What Would You Have Rather Experienced? And then your name, location and say “Mad Pride!”.
A video introducing Mad Minutes
Martin Luther King talks about “creative maladjustment.”
This is a video from Sunday night, 16 December 2007 on Fox News, of the television show “Hannity’s America” with Doug Kennedy on the subject of the alleged role of antidepressant psychiatric drugs in incidents of violence. [This video is not by MFI; this is on YouTube and provided as a free public service here.]
The musical group Brazilian Girls has created their own new melody and percussion for the ancient song “Die Gedanken Sind Frei” (Thoughts Are Free). Here they are performing their version live in New York City’s Anamorphic. Click to listen and watch.
This is a brief video of a nonviolent protest using banners and guerilla theater at the “First Eastern European Psychiatric Congress” in Thessaloniki, Greece on 21 September 2007. The protest was by the Pan-Hellenic Coalition for Psychiatric Reform.
Here’s the same skit about how to screen normality, but taking it to the streets. This one was done in the middle of downtown Eugene, in front of a statue remembering Ken Kesey, who wrote the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Bullhorn optional. MindFreedom has conducted more than 1,000 such screenings. So far no normality has been discovered.
An easy way to participate in the IAACM is to do a simple skit to “screen for normality,” similar to an airport screening. Developed by Patch Adams clown troupe in Florence, Italy, you just need a few simple props. You can then screen your willing colleagues, friends, relatives and even strangers. If you video and upload your skit, tag it as IAACM. Just be sure to follow MLK nonviolence guidelines. This video is less than three minutes.
In this brief video (about 4 minutes), the director of MindFreedom International, David Oaks, from his desk in the MindFreedom office, calls for YOU to be one of the leaders in Martin Luther King’s vision of the International Association for the Advancement of Creative Maladjustment!
A young man gives a funny preview for the “Bed Push” for Mad Pride 2007 in Toronto, Canada.
A short clip of what’s to come regardling MindFreedom’s “jump” into the age of video logging. Let us know if you enjoyed our first clip and would like to see more! The footage is taken from an event in Eugene OR. The event took place early May 2007. This was a “mad pride” welcome to the national “Road to Freedom” bus tour when they arrived in Eugene, Oregon, USA, home city for MindFreedom International. Watch for guerilla theater: Screening for normality using a rubber chicken!
Here’s a brief video of an inexpensively created and incredibly fun grassroots Mad Pride event that was held in England in July 2005. You are invited to add your Mad Pride event to “google video” and let us know. The video here was independently made by this Mad Pride event in UK, which was not organized by MindFreedom. It sure seems like everyone enjoyed themselves.
The World Health Organization helped support bringing MindFreedom International Director David W. Oaks to Milan Italy for a special international conference of the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation in June 2005 about the voice of mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors. While there, David was interviewed as part of a series produced by Carolyn Davies of Australia.