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 #19: Ray Sandford to be Forced Electroshocked Again, Today, 13 May 2009

Info This morning, 13 May 2009, Ray Sandford was scheduled to receive another involuntary, outpatient, maintenance electroshock in Minnesota. [UPDATE: REPRIEVE!} Ray Sandford received another involuntary outpatient electroshock in Minnesota. Update: Last minute reprieve for Ray! His forced shock was stopped at last minute! See Alert #20, click here. 13 May 2009 Ray Scheduled Today…

Ray Alert #20: Last minute reprieve! Ray’s Forced Electroshocked for Today 13 May 2009 is POSTPONED.

Info This morning, 13 May 2009, Ray Sandford was scheduled to receive another involuntary, outpatient, maintenance electroshock in Minnesota. He was escorted all the way to Mercy Hospital. He was prepped. And then literally at the last minute a psychiatrist told Ray his forced shock would be “postponed.” We have another chance to help Ray…

Ray Alert #4: Ask Governor to Give Ray Sandford Reprieve From Forced Electroshock

Info 24 Nov: The next forced outpatient electroshock of Ray Sandford is scheduled for this Wednesday morning, 26 November 2008, the day before the USA holiday of Thanksgiving. Join an international campaign *NOW* to phone Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty today and tomorrow, before the shock: Ray Sandford is regularly given involuntary outpatient electroshock in Minnesota.…

Ray Alert #3: Where Does Governor Pawlenty Stand on Involuntary Outpatient Electroshock in Minnesota?

Info 16 Nov: Media ought to ask, “What is Governor Pawlenty’s position on Involuntary Outpatient Electroshock (IOE)?” Ray gets a reprieve. [Update: Now read comments from people to the Governor.] Ray Sandford is regularly given involuntary outpatient electroshock in Minnesota. Updates 18 November 2008 Click here to read some of the many comments to the…