Victory Against Painful Shocks: Rotenberg Director Resigns After Indictment

Info Rotenberg Center in Massachusetts has used thousands upon thousands of electrical jolts to induce pain in young people diagnosed with mental disabilities. Disability Rights International (DRI) targeted Rotenberg with an investigation last year, and now there’s a victory: After an indictment, Matthew Israel who is Rotenberg founder and director, has resigned.   A child…

End of Rotenberg Painful Shocks Ordered for New Admissions

Info Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) in Massachusetts used thousands upon thousands of electrical jolts to induce pain in young people diagnosed with mental disabilities. Disability Rights International (DRI) targeted Rotenberg with an investigation last year. In a major victory, DRI announces that JRC has been ordered to end their shocks for “new admissions.” A child…

MindFreedom International Delegation Visits Ghana

Info A delegation from MindFreedom International, with support from Open Society Institute, visited Accra, Ghana, Africa to do a training, and meet with a wide variety of cross-disability organizations, a government official. The delegation visited Accra’s psychiatric institution.   End of workshop by MindFreedom International in Accra, Ghana. MindFreedom Ghana Training In April 2011, MFI…

MindFreedom International Delegation Visits Ghana

Info A delegation from MindFreedom International, with support from Open Society Institute, visited Accra, Ghana, Africa to do a training, and meet with a wide variety of cross-disability organizations, a government official. The delegation visited Accra’s psychiatric institution.   End of workshop by MindFreedom International in Accra, Ghana. MindFreedom Ghana Training In April 2011, MFI…

From Psychiatric Inmate to Honorary Doctor: Peter Lehmann receives Honorary Doctorate

Info Long-time MindFreedom member and activist Peter Lehmann has been given an honorary doctor for his decades of work to win human rights and alternatives in the mental health field. [Update 29 Oct. 2010]   Peter Lehmann awarded Honorary Doctoral Degree by the School of Psychology of the Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece, Faculty of…

Information about MindFreedom Germany, and member activities in Germany

Info Information about MindFreedom Germany, and member activities in Germany Germany has a long history of activism to support human rights and alternatives in mental health. From Psychiatric Inmate to Honorary Doctor: Peter Lehmann receives Honorary Doctorate Long-time MindFreedom member and activist Peter Lehmann has been given an honorary doctor for his decades of work…

Historic PsychOUT Event Promotes Activist Unity, Protests Electroshock

Info [Updated 5 June 2010] Survivors of psychiatric human rights violations and their allies from more than five countries gathered for three days — from 7 to 9 May 2010 — in Toronto Canada for a conference and protest dedicated to “Organized Resistance Against Psychiatry.” Here is brief coverage including a photo essay by David…

Coalition Against Psychiatric Assault (CAPA) is an MFI Sponsor based in Toronto, Canada.

Info Coalition Against Psychiatric Assault (CAPA) is an MFI Sponsor based in Toronto, Canada. CAPA meets and protests in Toronto, Canada against assault by the mental health system. CAPA was a central group in the launch of the historic PsychOUT conference in May 2010. News About the PsychOUT Conference in Toronto, Canada in May 2010…

Human Rights Group Files “Torture” Charge with UN Against USA Facility

Info A Massachusetts facility that uses painful electric jolts on people diagnosed with mental disabilities has been charged with “torture” by Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI), in a complaint filed with the United Nation Special Rapporteur on Torture. MDRI is a sponsor group of MindFreedom International. Read the MDRI news release here:   Kid torture:…