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…

Free Webinar: Principles for Staying Sane While Effectively Helping a Loved One in Crisis

Info — expired MindFreedom International offers a free webinar hosted by Daniel Mackler and Matthew Morrissey, co-authors of the book, “A Way Out of Madness: Dealing with Your Family After You’ve Been Diagnosed with a Psychiatric Disorder” Matthew Morrissey, a co-presenter in this free webinar, is a psychotherapist on the board of MindFreedom International.  …

ACTION: Please Ask Officials to Stop Forced Electroshock Elizabeth Ellis

Info Please contact these federal and state officials. They need to know that their constituent, Elizabeth Ellis, has received more than a dozen involuntary electroshocks, and is slated to receive more.   “Your Constituent Received Forced Electroshock, and May Receive More!” Please contact these elected officials who represent Elizabeth Ellis in Washington, D.C. and in…

Chris Busche, 29, forcibly drugged, kept isolated from advocate

Info Essex County Hospital Center in New Jersey is holding Chris Busche against his will, forcing him to take powerful psychiatric drugs, and refusing to allow an advocate to speak with staff. Chris has activated his MindFreedom Shield. [Update 12 March 2011] Essex County Hospital Center is forcing psychiatric drugs and refusing communication with a…

Court Orders Elizabeth Ellis to be Taken From Her Home for Refusing Forced Outpatient Electroshock

Info A judge has asked the Sheriff to pick up Elizabeth Ellis, 67, living peacefully at home with her husband in Moorhead, Minnesota, and bring her to a psychiatric institution. The main reason? Elizabeth refused to report last month for another involuntary court-ordered outpatient electroshock. Support a grassroots campaign to phone Minnesota’s new governor at…