“Minnesota mental health patient Ray Sandford forced into electro-shock therapy”

Info Document Actions Print this This article, from the Minneapolis newspaper City Pages, details the ongoing forced outpatient ECT of Ray Sandford. “Minnesota mental health patient Ray Sandford forced into electro-shock therapy” Date Published: May 20, 2009 12:00 AM Author: Matt Snyders Source: City Pages For the original article, please click here. To view an…

Minnesota patient wants right to refuse electroshocks

Info Document Actions Print this The Associated Press covered MindFreedom’s protests about Ray Sandford’s ongoing, involuntary, outpatient electroshock. Unfortunately, the AP quotes four “experts” — a psychiatrist, guardian, psychology professor and ethicist — who refuse to criticize Ray’s forced electroshock. MindFreedom offered AP plenty of experts who would speak against Ray’s forced electroshock, but AP…

Greening of Mental Health?

Info Document Actions Print this The main weekly newspaper in Eugene, Oregon, USA — home of MindFreedom International headquarters — featured an article questioning the “label of bible” of American psychiatry. MindFreedom’s director David W. Oaks says that democracy need to get hands on with the way psychiatry creates its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM).…

Against his will: Minnesota man fights court-ordered electroshock treatments

Info Document Actions Print this Against his will: Minnesota man fights court-ordered electroshock treatments Date Published: Nov 18, 2008 01:00 AM Author: Jennifer Martin-Romme Source: Zenith City Weekly original article: http://www.zenithcitynews.com/main/art20081118_1.htm “Can you help me?” Those were almost the first words I heard from Samuel (not his real name). “I’m getting shock treatments,” he said.…

Oregon benefits from Lilly case

Info Document Actions Print this David Oaks, Director of MindFreedom International, is quoted in this article about a court judgment against Eli Lilly calling for criminal penalties for drug company executives who violate human rights. Oregon benefits from Lilly case Date Published: Oct 08, 2008 01:00 AM Author: From Register-Guard and news service reports. Reporter…

Mental-health activist dies at 42

Info Document Actions Print this David Romprey was frequently quoted in his home town’s newspaper in Salem, Oregon. There have been articles covering his work, and letters to the editor by David. One of the reporters who has interviewed him previously wrote this piece about his death. [Correction: Newspaper mistakenly said David’s daughter is Emily;…

Prozac.org: An influential mental health nonprofit finds its ‘grassroots’ watered by pharmaceutical millions

Info Document Actions Print this Mother Jones and journalist Ken Silverstein won an award for this one. Ken got inside the headquarters of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) and photocopied huge checks from the psychiatric drug industry to NAMI. NAMI policy: Non-disclosure of the amount of money this mental health organization gets…

Mad Pride: Beyond depression, a demand for rights from mental illness sufferers

Info Document Actions Print this An online publication for “citizen journalists” has a brief article about the Mad Pride movement that includes mention of MindFreedom and MFI director David Oaks Mad Pride: Beyond depression, a demand for rights from mental illness sufferers Author: Paul Wallis (Wanderlaugh) Source: DigitalJournalism.com link to oroginal article: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/254557 Mad Pride:…