Listen free Wednesdays 4 pm EST or via archives at Upcoming guests: Author, psychiatric survivor, and United Nations representative John McCarthy of Cork Ireland. Whistleblower Jim Gottstein of Alaska updates us on Eli Lilly controversy. Author Jay Joseph exposes the “gene myth” of psychiatry. Journalist Bob Whitaker, author of Mad in America, takes on history and current practice of psychiatry.

John McCarthy of Ireland: Psychiatric survivor, poet, activist. (Photo by Tom Olin)

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Wednesday, 28 March 2007

4 pm Eastern (1 pm Pacific)

Guest John McCarthy of Cork, Ireland is running for office as a psychiatric survivor.

John McCarthy helped found MindFreedom Ireland, and lives in Cork. He’s a psychiatric survivor, a poet, an activist, and now he’s running for elected office on a platform that discloses his experiences on the receiving end of mental health care. John has taken his brilliant analysis and sense of humor directly into United Nations meetings to resist psychiatric human rights violations.


Wednesday, 4 April 2007

4 pm Eastern (1 pm Pacific)

Jim Gottstein: Whistleblower, attorney, psychiatric survivor and thorn in the side of Eli Lilly’s profits.

Jim Gottstein of Alaska won international attention when he blew the whistle on the fraud and corruption Eli Lilly uses to market their psychiatric drug Zyprexa. The New York Times spotlighted Jim’s efforts five days in a row, and Eli Lilly went after Jim in court. A judge ruled against Jim, and Jim has appealed. Learn the latest about a brave human rights activist who has risked his career to challenge the might and abuse of one of the richest corporations on Earth. More info:


Wednesday, 11 April 2007

4 pm Eastern (1 pm Pacific)

Psychologist and author challenges the myth of a “genetic basis” of psychiatric problems.

Jay Joseph is a licensed psychologist in California who has made international waves by questioning a central myth in the psychiatric industry: the “genetic cause” of mental health problems. Jay shows that the idea of a “mental illness gene” is unproven, harmful, misleading and just plain wrong. Jay has written two books on the topic: The Missing Gene, (2006), The Gene Illusion, (2004). Web:


MindFreedom News Hour

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

4 pm Eastern (1 pm Pacific)

Guest Robert Whitaker is a journalist who exposed the history and current practice of USA psychiatry.

Psychiatrist Loren Mosher said this about Robert Whitaker’s book _Mad in America_: “Investigative journalism at its scholarly, perceptive, and explanatory best. Mad in America presents an insightful, courageous expose of how madness went from ‘out of sight, out of mind,’ to be a source of massive corporate profits. A must read for anyone with a friend or family member labeled ‘mentally ill,’ for psychiatric ‘survivors,’ mental health professionals, and those interested in the history of science and the corporate buyout of a profession.” More info:


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