2011 Events to Celebrate Mad Pride

Info 2011 Events to Celebrate Mad Pride This is only a partial listing and collection of events to celebrate Mad Pride during 2011. Lord Mayor launches Mad Pride flagship event Each year, Cork, Ireland has had one of the larger MAD PRIDE events, with support from poet/psychiatric survivor John McCarthy. Read More… Document Actions Print…

‘Cuckoo’s Nest’: Wisconsin Newspaper Carries Electroshock Mini-Debate

Info Document Actions Print this Reporter Shawn Doherty wrote a very biased article about electroshock (electroconvulsive therapy or ECT) for her paper, Capitol Times in Wisconsin. She quotes five (5) credentialed experts in support of shock… and quotes zero (0) expert critics (though she mentions MindFreedom). The newspaper did publish letters by three MindFreedom members…

Court order about Elizabeth Ellis and involuntary electroshock: 25 April 2011

Info You may download the full 25 April 2011 court order, signed by District Court Judge Lisa N. Borgen, about the issue of involuntary electroshock (electroconvulsive therapy or ECT) of Elizabeth K. Ellis of Minnesota. Bottom line: Judge says “no” to involuntary electroshock… unless Elizabeth is at some point diagnosed “catatonic.” [PDF file 3.9 megs.]…

Elizabeth Ellis Legal Defense Fund Info

Info Latest news about supporting Legal Defense Fund for the right of Elizabeth Ellis to say “no” to forced electroshock.   How to support Elizabeth directly through her attorney’s Legal Defense Fund   Elizabeth’s husband Robert hired a highly-recommended lawyer, Ryan Magnus, though they lack the funds to pay the full costs.  If you are…

MindFreedom Electroshock and Human Rights Initiative

Info MindFreedom Electroshock and Human Rights Initiative Infomation, news and updates about MindFreedom initiative about stopping human rights violations related to the use of electroshock, also known as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The chair is MindFreedom board member Mary Maddock. Mary Maddock “Zaps Back” with MFI Initiative on Electroshock and Human Rights Mary Maddock is helping…