Youth Campaign Committee
How you may participate in winning human rights and alternatives with the MindFreedom USA Campaign Committee, especially in support of voice and rights for youth, young adults, and new emerging leaders.
Stay in touch with the campaign led by youth and for youth in USA (and a number of youth outside of USA) with MindFreedom International Youth Campaign.
According to many studies, more and more young adults are reporting feeling more stressed and depressed this year. MindFreedom International Youth Committee members pitched in with Reachout.com to help make a video to educate the public about this challenge.
More and more mainstream media and research studies are exposing extreme hazards and human rights violations associated with the prescription of antipsychotic psychiatric drugs, which are also known as neuroleptics, without adequate advocacy, information and alternatives. MindFreedom calls for multiple investigations.
President Bush called for making mental health “screening” of all young people “common practice.” Looking for troubled kids sounds good. But this is a mental health system without adequate advocacy, information, empowerment, and alternatives. Mental health screening marches thousands of young people to the door of a troubled mental health system.
In this news analysis for MFI, Lloyd Ross, a psychologist and human rights activist, ties together the scandals of the way the psychiatric drug Zyprexa was marketed, with the targeting of America’s youth through unscientific mental health screening programs such as TeenScreen. Lloyd encourages you to take action today to support the youth of the USA.
A MindFreedom campaign to encourage younger people to speak out about what they would like to see in an empowering and humane mental health care system.
Krista Erickson (psychiatric survivor, blind activist, MFI board member), Jim Gottstein (attorney, psychiatric survivor, PsychRights founder), and Grace Jackson (psychiatrist and author) show the power of coalition at the MindFreedom Action Conference in Washington, D.C.
Pfizer uses images such as this to claim their product Zoloft corrects a chemical imbalance. Pfizer doesn’t tell customers science has never found such an imbalance.