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 #5: Ray’s Next Forced Shock is Scheduled for International Human Rights Day, 10 December

Info The next scheduled involuntary outpatient electroshock of Ray Sandford of Minnesota is this coming Wednesday morning, 10 December 2008. By a horrible coincidence this is also International Human Rights Day. The United Nations is leading a global celebration of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Do…

Ray Alert #6: Ray Was Forcibly Electroshocked Again Today on International Human Rights Day, 10 December

Info Ray Sandford received another involuntary outpatient electroshock this morning, 10 December 2008. By a horrible coincidence today is also International Human Rights Day. The United Nations is leading a global celebration today of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Ray Sandford is regularly given involuntary outpatient…

Ray Alert #7: National Public Radio Covers Forced Electroshock of Ray Sandford

Info NPR’s show “Day to Day” examines about the involuntary electroshock of Minnesota resident Ray Sandford, and MindFreedom’s campaign for his human rights. Ray Sandford is regularly given involuntary outpatient electroshock in Minnesota. National Public Radio on Involuntary Electroshock You may listen to the 15 December 2008 nearly nine-minute NPR show online for free, click…

Ray Alert #8.1: What Would Jesus Do About Forced Electroshock?

Info Here is an open letter from MindFreedom International to the Lutheran Church [ELCA] about the involuntary outpatient electroshock of one of their agency’s clients, Ray Sandford. Ray has received another forced electroshock, this time on the morning of Christmas Eve, 24 December 2008. Ray Sandford is regularly given involuntary outpatient electroshock in Minnesota.  [corrected…