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Help free Shield member Jill Kesti, who was taken by force from her home in Ontonogan County and driven ten hours to Grand Rapids by a sheriff where she is being forcibly drugged, deprived of her civil liberties.

This alert originally was posted on May 7, 2021 Updated on June 29, 2021 and June 21, 2021 Please help Shield member Jill Kesti obtain immediate release from Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Facility Please call or write to the psychiatrist who is seeking to have Jill put on a long-term injectable ‘anti-psychiatric’ drug which…

Jill Kesti, Shield Member, Founder of “Coalition to End Forced Psychiatric Drugging”, Is Being Held Against Her Will at Pine Rest ‘Christian’ Mental Health Services! Take Action Today to Demand Her Release!

MFI was disturbed to learn that Jill Kesti, a long-time Shield member and founder of Coalition to End Forced Psychiatric Drugging is being held against her will at Pine Rest ‘Christian’ Mental Health Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While there, she was forcibly injected three times with powerful sedatives. Her phone was taken away and…

Alert: Charles Helmer last scheduled shock for Friday April 23rd was cancelled and there are no new shocks scheduled on the horizon. Thank you Shield members for the hundreds of letters and emails! The battle is still ongoing however until Charle’s legal rights are restored. Please read the update below on ways that you can take action!

  Shield Alert Update for Charles Helmer 5/7/21 Charles shared with MFI today that there are no new shocks scheduled! Hooray! Charles is grateful for your support and for the cessation of the shock, at least for now. But MFI views this victory with caution. For a full restoration of Charles’ right to reject all…

Thank You for Your Help to Protect Shield Member Adrianne Stacey from Psychiatric Abuse; Held Against Her Will at Cowichan District Hospital in British Columbia and Forcibly Drugged

Shield Alert for Adrianne Stacey   This alert was originally posted on 1/29/2021. This alert was updated on 2/9/2021 and again on 3/12/2021 and 3/18/2021. 3/18/21 Great news! Adrianne Stacey has been discharged from Cowichan Hospital in British Columbia! Thank you to those of you who wrote letters, sent emails, and made phone calls on…

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‘Creating an Anti-Racism Framework in the Psychiatric Survivors Movement’ a webinar hosted by MindFreedom on September 18, is now available for viewing.

On September 18, MindFreedom International hosted a special online training for all MFI members and affiliates. The training was entitled ‘Creating an Anti-Racism Framework in the Psychiatric Survivor Movement’ and featured long time psychiatric survivor/activist Chacku Mathai. Participants expressed interest in more trainings on the topic of racism. Keep checking our website for future trainings…

Creative Psychosis by Karen Taylor, November 23 and 26th

Quick Link to Printable Flyer for this event HERE For many years, Karen Taylor and Ron Coleman, co-founders of Working to Recovery in the United Kingdom, traveled internationally conducting workshops on alternative ways of understanding and working with individuals who hear voices or experience extreme states . Due to health reasons, Ron Coleman is no…

SHIELD ALERT: PSYCHIATRIC SURVIVOR CHARLES HELMER RECEIVING INVOLUNTARY SHOCK!

UPDATE ON SHIELD ALERT FOR CHARLES HELMER Great news! Thanks in part to consistent and vigorous advocacy by Charles mother, with help from MindFreedom Shield members, Regions hospital has suspended Charles involuntary shock ‘treatment.’ at least for now. His mother says that there is no need for MFI Shield members and activists to send additional…