Update5: MindFreedom member Geetha Rathnamala now FREE, forced drugging over.

Info UPDATE5: A 31-year-old member of MindFreedom International – Geetha Rathnamala – was being held against her will in a Pittsburgh psychiatric institution, and involuntary psychiatric drugging had begun. Geetha is a registered MindFreedom Shield participant, and an alert was issued. Many members and allies helped expose the abuse going on inside the Western Psychiatric…

“Undue influence of pharmaceutical industry” opposed by USA mental health consumer/psychiatric survivor leaders.

Info Key national mental health consumer/psychiatric survivor leaders at a national USA federal meeting on mental health consumer and psychiatric survivor inclusion issued a statement of “alarm” about the “undue influence of the psychiatric pharmaceutical industry,” and the “urgent necessity for more non-drug alternatives in mental health care.” Speaking for themselves as individuals, and not…

Mad Pride events

Info You’ve heard of gay pride… black pride… Here’s a pride that 100 percent of humanity can unite about: Mad Pride! All of us are different, no one has a grip on reality, and we’re all on the edge. So celebrate! Here are a few of the successful Mad Pride events that were registered with…

MindFreedom Directory of Alternatives – One Year Later

Info One year later, the MindFreedom International free online directory of mental health alternatives is growing. Matthew Morrissey, MFI board member, explains how you can help promote self-directed, safe, and humane healing approaches in mental health. Matthew Morrissey is an MFI board member on the MFI Campaign Committee for Mental Health Choice. MindFreedom International News…

David Oaks and Joseph Brean held a dialogue (sort of) about the PsychOUT coverage

Info Here you can read a longer analysis by David Oaks of the Joseph Brean biased coverage of the PsychOUT conference. Brean then responded by an e-mail to Bonnie Burstow, which is included at the BOTTOM, along with inserted replies from MFI. Updated: 13 June 2010. Statements by David Oaks, below, represent MindFreedom International, but…

Worst Mental Health Media of 2010: Canada’s National Post Biased Articles by Joseph Brean

Info MFI gives the “2010 Worst Media Coverage of Mental Health Award” to reporter Joseph Brean from Canada’s National Post. During mental health month in May 2010, Brean horribly mis-covered the international PsychOUT conference of psychiatric survivors activists and allies, who gathered from five nations to resist psychiatric human rights violations. In December 2010, Brean…