WHO’s Mental Health Director Calls MindFreedom’s work “remarkable, fair.”

Info The head of the UN’s World Health Organization’s mental health department from 1999 to 2010 was psychiatrist Dr. Benedetto Saraceno in Geneva, Switzerland. In that position, Dr. Saraceno issued a statement about WHO’s work with MindFreedom International and MFI executive director David W. Oaks. Dr. Saraceno’s support has continued in his next position as…

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.…

Forced Drugging Defense Package

Info The Forced Drugging Defense Package developed by the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights for the MindFreedom Shield program. You may download a free, non-certified PDF copy of the Forced Drugging Defense Package and a Microsoft Word version of the Forced Drugging Legal Pleadings so that attorneys can adapt them for local use, here: To…

Ray Alert #10: Another forced electroshock for Ray Sandford.

Info Decision: Is it time to protest the mental health system, or not? Ray Sandford of Minnesota received another involuntary, outpatient, maintenance electroshock today. Ray Sandford is regularly given involuntary outpatient electroshock in Minnesota. Hear Ray Sandford and MindFreedom director David W. Oaks on National Public Radio here:http://www.mindfreedom.org/shield/ray/alert-7-sandford New to the Ray Campaign? Read updated…

Ray Alert #12: Today’s forced outpatient electroshock for Ray Sandford postponed at the last minute!

Info “A miracle,” says Ray. This morning, 28 January 2009, Ray Sandford was scheduled to receive another involuntary, outpatient, maintenance electroshock in Minnesota. Ray just called with good news. Citing physical health problems, medical staff told Ray today’s electroshock was canceled. After a check-up next week, his forced shock may be re-scheduled. In the meantime:…

Ray Alert #13: Forced outpatient electroshock for Ray Sandford resumed

Info This morning, 5 February 2009, Ray Sandford received another involuntary, outpatient, maintenance electroshock in Minnesota. Here’s how you can peacefully protest from anywhere via the Internet, or in Minnesota. Ray Sandford is regularly given involuntary outpatient electroshock in Minnesota. Ray Alert Update #13: 5 February 2009 Ray Sandford phoned MindFreedom today. His involuntary outpatient…

Ray Alert #14: Ray Sandford Forcibly Electroshocked Today – Write to President Obama!

Info This morning, 4 March 2009, Ray Sandford is receiving another involuntary, outpatient, maintenance electroshock in Minnesota. Join us in speaking out! Contact President Barack Obama, and participate in protests in April and May. Ray Sandford received another involuntary outpatient electroshock in Minnesota. Ray Alert  #14: 4 March 2009 Ray Sandford Gets Another Forced Outpatient…

Ray Alert #15: Ray Sandford in Online Video Against Forced Electroshock!

Info You can now watch a new five-minute online video of Minnesota resident Ray Sandford — along with his mom and a volunteer — speak out against his ongoing, forced, outpatient electroshock (also known as “electroconvulsive therapy” or ECT). A Minnesota social service agency charged with protecting Ray had their lawyer issue a letter trying…