MATTHEW MORRISSEY will co-host a special show on humane, empowering alternatives to the conventional mental health system, this Saturday, 8 August 2009. All three guests are actively involved in providing mental health alternatives: .JESSICA ARNELLA, JAYME LYNCH, LYLE MURPHY. Co-host is MindFreedom’s director and psychiatric survivor DAVID W. OAKS, also a psychiatric survivor. Listen and call live to MindFreedom Mad Pride Live Free Web Radio. Don’t miss it, this Saturday, 8 August 2009.

Matt Morrissey will be co-host of this special live web call-in radio show about alternatives to the traditional mental health system.


MindFreedom Mad Pride Live Free Web Radio

WHEN: This Saturday, 8 August 2009

START TIME for the live 90 minute show:

  • USA: 11 am Pacific, 12 noon Mountain, 1 pm Central, 2 pm Eastern
  • UTC/GMT: 6 pm [18:00]
  • London/Dublin: 7 pm [19:00]
  • Berlin: 8 pm [20:00]
  • Auckland: 6 am

AT THAT TIME CLICK HERE to listen and call in LIVE (or click after the show to hear archives):

CALL-IN number: (646) 595-2125.

No computer to listen in that day? No problem. You may use the call-in number just to listen!

Co-Host is Matthew Morrissey:

Matthew Morrissey, MA, MFT (photo upper right) is a Board Member of MindFreedom and a licensed psychotherapist in full time private practice in San Francisco, CA. He has maintained an active role in the provision and promotion of alternatives to the medical model for over a decade.

Matthew helped lead the launch last month of MindFreedom’s Directory of Alternatives, which is a geogrphically searchable list of providers who have agreed to a list of key principles. You may read about here:


Guests are all actively involved in providing mental health alternatives:

Jessican Arnella is guest on 8 August 2009 MindFreedom Live Web RadioJESSICA ARNELLA, PhD…

… is a clinical psychologist in New York City whospecializes in treating people diagnosed with psychosis and bipolar disorder. Dr. Arnella (right)has worked in state and private hospitals, mental health clinics andtherapeutic communities, and is now in full-time private practice.Working independently has allowed Dr. Arenella to try to create morerespectful, comfortable and egalitarian treatment setting so as toencourage clients to talk about their thoughts and feelings withoutworrying that they will automatically be hospitalized or terminatedfrom treatment. Dr. Arenella is a board member for The InternationalSociety for the Psychological Treatments of the Schizophrenias andOther Psychoses in the USA (ISPS-US). Her web site:

Jayme Lynch, guest on MindFreedom Live Web RadioJAYME LYNCH…

…is the Director of the Peer Support and Wellness Center in Decatur, Georgia, which is a peer-run respite alternative psychiatric institutionalization. The Center also provides a 24/7 Warm Line and daily Wellness Activities. The Peer Support and Wellness Center is a project of the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, funded by the State of Georgia. The website is

Before accepting this position, Jayme had been a recipient of the mental health system and Social Security Disability for 20 years. Jayme had been on numerous psychiatric medications until she discovered the value of using alternatives. She considers herself fully recovered from any mental health issues she may have once had. Her personal blog is at

Lylye Murphy: Guest on MindFreedom Live Mad Pride Web RadioLYLE MURPHY…

… is founder and director of “Alternative to Med Center.” He was trained as a chiropractor with a special focus on Neurology. He is a psychiatric survivor and provides an excellent example of what someone can achieve when properly in balance. See his center’s web site at

And YOU! Your live calls, questions, comments, are welcome!

David W. Oaks

The other co-host is MindFreedom director DAVID W. OAKS [lower right], for bio see:

Again, to listen live or hear archives later, click here:

And mark your calendar for every Second Saturday in 2009 for MindFreedom Live Free Mad Pride Radio!


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And another show that same day (very early)….

A MindFreedom member — Rick Snook — happens to be hosting his own radio show that very same day (actually, very late Friday), see his announcement below:

Mental Health consumer-talk-radio
Mad Liberation by  Moonlight
This Friday night, 1 a.m. to 2 a.m.-
August 7th, 2009
KBOO 90.7 FM or streamed on the web:
Call in at 503-231-8187 to be on the radio (or show up at the studio).
Please set your alarm if you aren’t up at that time- we need your voice.
There are people listening (all over the world, by internet)
Call in at 503-231-8187.
(Maybe you want to call in and
Set Me Straight on things I do or don’t know squat about.
I’m open to that.)

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