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.
Youth and Young Adults: Support via I Got Better Campaign
The MindFreedom International I Got Better Campaign is especially oriented to supporting youth and young adults (and newly emerging leaders) who may feel especially hopeless after experiencing psychiatric diagnosis and ineffective mental health care. Surveys, resources and stories are intended to provide hope, in a manner similar to how the It Gets Better Campaign has helped so many gay and lesbian youth.
MindFreedom Youth Initiative
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.
Reachout.org Launches with Input from MindFreedom International Youth
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.
MFI Calls for Investigations of Neuroleptic (Antipsychotic) Drugs
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.
Linking Zyprexa and TeenScreen Controversies
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.
Youth Voices for Choices Campaign
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.
Psychiatric survivors, advocates & mental health professionals unite!
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 Misleading Ad
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.